Kaaris: The Story Behind His Debut Album \"43Ãme Bima\"
Kaaris is a French rapper of Ivorian origin who rose to fame with his collaborations with Booba and his solo albums Or Noir and Le Bruit de Mon Ame. But before he became one of the most influential figures of French trap music, he released his first project in 2007 under the name of \"43Ãme Bima\".
The title of the album refers to the 43rd Marine Infantry Battalion, a French military unit that evacuated Kaaris and his family from Ivory Coast during the civil war in 2003. Kaaris was deeply marked by this experience and decided to pay tribute to the soldiers who saved his life.
The album is a mixtape that contains 12 tracks, mostly produced by Therapy, a French beatmaker who also worked with Booba, Rohff and La Fouine. The album showcases Kaaris' raw and poetic style, as he raps about his struggles in the suburbs of Seine-Saint-Denis, his African roots, his violent impulses and his hopes for a better future.
Some of the most notable songs on the album are \"Aide-moi, tue-moi\" (Help me, kill me), where Kaaris expresses his suicidal thoughts and his resentment towards society, \"DÃjÃ vu\" (Already seen), where he reflects on his past mistakes and regrets, and \"Qu'est-ce qui nous arrive\" (What's happening to us), where he questions the fate of his generation and his community.
The album was not widely distributed at the time of its release, but it gained some recognition among underground rap fans and critics. It also caught the attention of Booba, who invited Kaaris to feature on his song \"Criminelle League\" in 2012. This collaboration marked the beginning of Kaaris' rise to fame and success.
\"43Ãme Bima\" is now considered as a cult classic among French rap enthusiasts, as it reveals the origins and the potential of one of the most talented and influential rappers of his era.
Kaaris was born on January 30, 1980 in Cocody, a suburb of Abidjan in Ivory Coast. His father died two months after his birth and his mother moved to France with her seven children in 1983. They settled in Sevran, a town in the Seine-Saint-Denis department, where Kaaris grew up in a rough environment.
Kaaris started rapping in 1999 under the name of Fresh and released his first mixtape in 2001. He went back to Ivory Coast for a while, but had to flee the country again in 2003 due to the civil war. He was evacuated by the 43rd Marine Infantry Battalion, which inspired the title of his first street album in 2007.
Kaaris met Booba, a famous French rapper, in 2011 and collaborated with him on several songs. This helped him gain more exposure and recognition in the French rap scene. He signed with Booba's label Therapy Music and released his debut studio album Or Noir in 2013. The album was a huge success and established Kaaris as one of the leading figures of French trap music.
Kaaris followed up his debut album with Or Noir Part 2 in 2014, which included new songs and remixes of his previous hits. The album was certified platinum in France and confirmed Kaaris' status as a rap star. He also ventured into acting, playing a supporting role in the film Fastlife by Thomas Ngijol.
In 2015, Kaaris released his second studio album Le Bruit de Mon Ame, which featured guest appearances from Future, Lacrim and 13 Block. The album was well received by critics and fans, and reached the top 10 on the French charts. He also starred in the film Braqueurs by Julien Leclercq, playing a robber who gets involved in a violent heist.
Kaaris continued to release new music and projects, such as the mixtape Double Fuck in 2015, the studio album Okou Gnakouri in 2016, which featured Gucci Mane and Kalash Criminel, and the studio album Dozo in 2017. He also participated in several rap battles and feuds with other rappers, such as Booba, Rohff and La Fouine. aa16f39245