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august 2024




Luidji is the story of a man who flows, but who turns the slope. And this first album: Tristesse Business Season 1, is actually only the finish line of a winding and battered artistic crossroads.
A dense project of 17 titles, behind closed doors with the vaporous spirit of this offspring of the Parisian southwest, also passed by Aubervilliers and La Courneuve in his youth. But before coming to this album, Luidji groped. It was in the middle of 2010 that he began to be heard, in the wake of his collective La Capsule (where Dinos & Beeby evolve). He will also make an appearance in the series Rap Contenders as many artists of his generation, then capitalize by signing at Wagram after graduation. This partnership resulted in two EPs: Station 1999 (2014) and Mécanique des Fluides (2015).

Then: 4 silent years without exits, and this twisted feeling of drowning, of being pulled to the bottom by artistic approximations and relational torments. But this period of floating will not have been in vain, on the contrary, it pushed him to start building the block of the continuation of his young career.
With his team, they founded the evolving playlist and then the Foufoune Palace Bonjour label, now signed by Universal. This makes it possible to realize the synergies between the rapper and his everyday clan.
On Tristesse Business Season 1, Luidji finally exorcises all his chimeras, whether they are related to damaged romantic relationships or his existential gamberges. For the simple purpose of finally rising to the surface, and ideally to stay afloat.