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Birth name Samir Djourhlel
Born (1981-05-02) 2 May 1981 (age 33)
Marseille, France
Genres Rap

Samir Djourhlel (born 2 May 1981 in Marseille, France), more commonly known as L'Algérino, is a French rapper of Algerian descent whose family came from Khenchela, Algeria. He is signed to Sinik's Six-O-Nine (609) label.[1]


L'Algerino grew up in Felix Pyat, a difficult neighborhood of Marseille. L'Algerino was introduced to rap at a very young age listening to Suprême NTM and IAM in the northern districts of Marseille. L'algerino has one brother named Aimene. He started rapping at the age of 11 and quickly began releasing mixtapes and appearing in local concerts. He had brief stints with groups B-Vice Junior and 45 Niggaz, releasing independent albums with both of them. He officially made a name for himself when he appeared on Psy 4 de la Rime's album Block Party, and then on Akhenaton's Black Album. He would later go on tour with IAM.

He releasing his debut album titled Les derniers seront les premiers in 2005 on the 361 Recordz label. After relative success of his debut album, released in 2007 Mentalité pirate which gained fame, through tracks like "L'Envie de vaincre", "Fleur fanée", "Johnny Hama" and the sentimental "Entre deux flammes".

On 29 March 2010, he released his third album "Effet miroir". The hit single "Sur la tête de ma mère" became a huge success for the artist.



Year Album Charts Record Label Certification
2005 Les derniers seront les premiers 32 361 Recordz
2007 Mentalité pirate 26 Six-O-Nine Productions
2010 Effet miroir 20 WEA
2011 C'est correct 27
2014 Aigle royal


  • 2007: "Tapage nocturne"
  • 2007: "L’envie de vaincre"
  • 2010: "Sur la tête de ma mère"
  • 2010: "Trinité"
  • 2010: "Marseille by night"
  • 2010: "Tireur de coup franc"
  • 2010: "Derapage contrôlé"
  • 2010: "Pas la pour leur plaire"
  • 2011: "Avec le sourire" (reached #57 in French Singles Chart)
  • 2011: "Allô Maman Bobo"
  • 2011: "Bayna"
  • 2014: "Les bronzes font du biff"
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