Biography - Dadju

To meet Dadju, to listen to his songs, is to accept a clean slate of all the received ideas. An invitation to waltz labels and codes, usually attached to representatives of the urban scene ... In 2012, already, for the project "The Shin Sekaï" his stamp was in harmony with Abu Tall's rap to create an explosive fusion between singing and hip hop. Such an alchemy that it was not uncommon for the two accomplices to have fun exchanging their roles. Together, they will set out to conquer a "New World", translation of their surname in Japanese. A world with plural and universal sounds. Sacred best band of the year in 2014, at the second edition of the Trace Urban Music Awards, at the Casino de Paris, and after the success of the albums "The Shin Sekaï" (volume 1 and 2) and "Indé ni", he leaves the label Wati B and decide to take different paths, but always parallel. "We stayed very close but we wanted to see what we could do individually. Abu did a lot of stuff before, but I started straight at 21, with "The Shin Sekaï". " The music, Dadju bathes in from a young age with a musician grandfather, a singer father in the troupe Viva La Musica of Papa Wemba and a mother who will make him discover the traditional African and religious songs. "I absorbed all of this. I was a real sponge! A few years later, he follows the footsteps of his older brother, Master Gim's, who opens the doors to the big halls. "It gave me ten years of experience," he says. No question indeed for this boy, from a sibling of fourteen children, to deny this link "unbreakable" with the family. "Alternating the concerts in the zenith with the MJC where you had to convince fifty people allowed me to grow up but also to keep my feet on the ground. Straight in his sneakers, encouraged by the favorable echoes that accompany his studio tests, Dadju then takes off to explore other territories, other sounds trotting in his head. And this is the advent of "Queen" ...
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