Its legend will be written in dotted lines. Indicted in an assault case, rapper Sadek will have to answer for his actions. The 28-year-old boy, who has not always had an easy life, is aware of this. As he knows that this act of extreme violence can put an end to his career. .
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He tells his story in the song Mektoub , which appeared in 2013 on the album Les Frontières du Réel . We learn that at the age of eleven, he was knocked down by a car at the bottom of his house, in the city of Cahouettes in Neuilly-Plaisance in the 93. An event that completely turned his life upside down. “Stuck on my bed for more than twelve months, immobilized, I only gained weight. It is in my misfortune that I found my way, thousands of colors appear on my canvas. To pass the time, I started to write, images and words that I was unable to say, "he recalls, narrating the way he got into music by evoking this overweight which will earn him many taunts.
● Sadek - Mektoub
The rest is written in the street, with great blows of battle and freestyles. Until his signing at Warner Music France in 2013 after a first mixtape La Légende by Johnny Niuuum . Sadek quickly established himself as one of the new faces of the rap scene. He multiplies musical projects and notably releases a series of freestyles called Russian Roulette , which to date has more than eleven episodes.
No blushing against Depardieu
After having succeeded in music, Sadek will take up another major challenge: to give Gérard Depardieu a response on the big screen. He is chosen by Rachid Djaïdani to play the role of Far'Hook in Tour de France , released in 2016. In the film, his character is also a rapper. Forced to leave the capital to avoid trouble, he decided to accompany Serge through France, the racist father on the edges of his producer. “ Faced with Depardieu, the beginner Sadek makes the weight. He carries Serge's easel but does not play the stooge. He does not have a victim profile. It radiates wisdom, a quiet force, in reverse of the caricature of the scum "venerates" who belches in a microphone ", summarized Etienne Sorin for Le Figaro during the theatrical release of this film.
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Despite his talent, he disappears a little from the radars. Éric Zonca offered him a small role in Black River. And he appears in episode 10 of season 4 of the Bureau of legends. But nothing more. Nothing better. The music takes over. His outbursts of violence too. The latest of which was this punitive expedition conducted Monday evening in Vénissieux (Rhône).
Accompanied by three people, he violently attacked the youtuber Bassem Braïki whom he judges responsible for the cancellation of a showcase at Saint-Priest scheduled for February 8. For some time now, the two men have been responding to each other by video. According to Sadek, his victim would have threatened him repeatedly and the cancellation of the concert would have been "the drop of water that made the vase overflow" .
Tuesday, several videos of the attack went around social networks, while the rapper wanted to explain his gesture by announcing that he was ready to assume his responsibilities and "pay" for his gesture. For the moment, no decision has been taken, but a flagrant investigation has been opened by the Lyon public prosecutor's office for violence with a gun and in a meeting.