Rapper Lala & CE brings “a touch of sunshine into grieving hearts”

Lala & ce, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on June 23, 2022.

Since the release of her first noticed album in January 2021, rapper Lala & ce has fulfilled all her promises. Here he is, moreover, this summer on the bill for several major summer events, such as Rock en Seine, on August 27, in Saint-Cloud park, having passed through Garorock and the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, at the beginning of summer, then the electronic beaches , in Cannes.

On July 22, she released a new eight-track EP, which is very efficient sun system, While she was waiting for her second real album, scheduled for 2023. The young French-Ivorian who grew up in the suburbs of Lyon did not have all the chances on her side. Female rap is still not very popular in France. Few are elected. But Melanie Pertheener, her real name, managed to win.

“Cote d’Ivoire is a country where I can recharge my batteries. Thanks to this place I can present myself in front of you while you are calm.” Lala & M

his first job, everything is delicious, It was centered around his wild love stories. “Once I told the story of what I went through, people quickly realized that I was the best girl, She notes. I think my sexual orientation is now fixed. I’m glad to be a lesbian icon, but that’s not all. I’ve been developing in a world of boys, the world of rappers, for a very long time, and my homosexuality passed like a letter in the post office, actually. » she said to Globalism, In January 2021: “I try not to think too much about how people will welcome it. I don’t want to become an activist anyway. I want to stay normal. This is how my family accepted it, making it a normal thing.”

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She assumed her homosexuality, and left to study in London, at the age of twenty, after a heart attack that killed her father, an economics professor – a drama she evokes in her new song, control (“I don’t like my father/Where he left, you know we won’t be back”). There, left to her own devices, she discovers the nightlife, goes out with the older sister of a member of the electronic jazz group Blue Lab Beats and begins producing her own music again, as she was already doing in her hometown. Villeurbanne with his friend Jordi.

Using Auto-Tune as a tool in its own right, she released her first EP, sound after. After a tour of London, Having exhausted her savings there, she adopted the British phlegmon, considering moving to Portugal with her companion in London, originally from Guinea-Bissau. Upon reaching full confinement, Lala is bored: “There was nothing for me to do, sum up. I didn’t speak the language. My friend had a country house on the outskirts of Lisbon. I returned to France and became a true Parisian. »

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