Abd Al Malik
He spent much of his early childhood in the Congo. As a teenager, he was involved in petty crime but immersed himself in reading to distract himself from a criminal lifestyle.
About Abd Al Malik
French-Congolese rapper and spoken word artist who made a name for himself as a member of the rap group New African Poets, who released three albums in the 90's. He later emerged as a solo artist with albums like 2006's Gibraltar.
His real name is Régis Fayette-Mikano. He married singer Wallen, with whom he had a child in 1998.
Friends and colleagues
He recited words from author Albert Camus on his 2013 tour L'art et la révolte.
He took his stage name after converting to Islam in 1999.