Lunatic (group)

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Lunatic
Origin Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France
Genres French hip hop
Years active 1994-2003
Labels Time Bomb
45 Scientific
Past members Booba
Ali

Lunatic was a French hip hop duo from Boulogne-Billancourt. The lineup consisted of Booba (Boulogne-Billancourt) and Ali (Issy-les-Moulineaux), coming from the department of Hauts-de-Seine in the west suburb of Paris.

After Lunatic split up in 2003, both members went on to solo careers. Their release "Le Crime Paie" was produced by DJ Mars.[1]

Ali (rapper)[edit]

Ali
Also known as Daddy Ali (previously, now dropped)
Africain Lié à l'Islam
Born 1975
Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Genres Rap, hip hop
Years active 1994 – present
Labels 45 Scientific
Associated acts Booba, Lunatic, Time Bomb, 45 Scientific

Ali, originally Daddy Ali (born in 1975 at Issy-les-Moulineaux, France) is a French rapper of Moroccan origin who started his music career with Booba as rap duo Lunatic and now is a solo rapper artist.

After split-up, Ali released his album Chaos et Harmonie in 2005[2] collaborating with 45 Scientific.

Booba[edit]

Main article: Booba

Elie Yaffa, better known under his stage name Booba (French pronunciation: ​[buˈba]) is a French rapper. Booba became hugely successful with most legally downloaded artist in France.[3]

Discography: Lunatic[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
FR
[4]
1996 Sortis de l'ombre (unreleased)  –
2000 Mauvais oeil 10 Gold[5]
2006 Black Album 79

Singles[edit]

  • 1996: "Le crime paie"
  • 1997: "Les vrais savent"

Appearances[edit]

  • 1996: Time Bomb - Time Bomb explose
  • 1996: Time Bomb - Le guidon
  • 1996: Lunatic - Le crime paie
  • 1996: La Brigade Feat Lunatic - 16 rimes
  • 1997: Lunatic - Les vrais savent
  • 1997: Lunatic - Le jour J
  • 1997: Lunatic - Chateau rouge
  • 1997: Lunatic - Viens danser avec les Lunatic
  • 1997: Oxmo Puccino Feat Booba - Pucc fiction
  • 1997: Lunatic - Bouge comme un diablotin
  • 1998: Lunatic Feat Ärsenik - Sang d'encre
  • 1999: Lunatic Feat Comité De Brailleurs - On s'maintient
  • 1999: Lunatic Feat Malekal Morte - Test ton mic
  • 2000: Lunatic Feat Dicidens - De larmes et de sang
  • 2000: Lunatic Feat Mala - Hommes de l'ombre
  • 2002: Black Jack Feat Lunatic & Mala - Diaspora d'Afrique
  • 2002: Lunatic - Que le message passe '
  • 2003: Booba Feat Nessbeal - Tout c'qu'on connait

Discography: Ali (rapper)[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Certification
FR
[6]
1996 Chaos et Harmonie 14
1996 Le Rassemblement 95
Appearances
  • 1999: Ali in "Nique la halla" - in mixtape Opération coup de poing
  • 1999: Ali feat Oxmo Puccino - Esprit mafieux
  • 2002: Ali feat Suspects - Ennemis publics
  • 2002: Booba feat Ali - Strass et paillettes in Booba album Temps mort
  • 2003: Hi-Fi feat Ali & Nasme - "Le code de la rue" on Hi-Fi album Rien à perdre rien à prouver
  • 2004: Ali feat Keydj - "Lamentations" in compilation album Sang d'encre haut débit
  • 2008: Ali - "Dramatique" in Beni Snassen album Spleen & idéal
  • 2008: Abd al Malik feat Ali - in "L'unique" on Beni Snassen album Spleen & idéal
  • 2008: Ali feat Case Nègre - in "Soufre" in mixta

Discography: Booba[edit]

Main article: Booba § Discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.abcdrduson.com/100-classiques-rap-francais/02.php
  2. ^ abcdr Duson (le webzine rap): Ali - Chaos et Harmonie (in French)
  3. ^ Booba : L'année nous appartient, interview vidéo sur NRJ12. melty.fr (2011-01-03). Retrieved on 2012-12-30.
  4. ^ "Lunatic discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Les Disques d'Or". SNEP. 2002. 
  6. ^ "Ali discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 18 April 2014.