Vaï

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Vaï
Birth name Adil Takhssait
Born (1979-04-24) April 24, 1979 (age 35)
Origin Morocco
Genres Rap, hip hop
Occupations Singer, rapper
Instruments vocals
Years active 1994–present
Labels K.Pone Inc Music Group
Website www.vai-media.com

Adil Takhssait, better known by his stage name Vaï as a solo act,[1] and earlier as Mélo (or Mélopsy) during his membership in Les Messagers du Son (LMDS), is a Canadian (Montreal, Quebec) rap and hip hop musician of Moroccan origin. Adil Takhssait was born 24 April 1979 in Paris, France, in a Moroccan family and immigrated to Canada in 1993, and established himself in Montreal.[2] He is an author, composer and performer. He is signed to K.Pone.Inc record label.

In LMDS[edit]

Adil Takhssait formed in 1994 his first band LMDS abbreviation of Les Messagers Du Son[2] with his classmate and friend Cyril Kamar (later on K'Maro). Adil took the name "Mélo" (Mélopsy) whereas Cyril Kamar took the name Lyrik.

LMDS, Les Messagers du Son, has had two successful albums, Les Messagers du Son in 1997 and Il Faudrait Leur Dire in 1999. The self-titled debut album of LMDS Les Messagers du Son issued in 1997 achieved top positions in the Quebec charts and the duo appeared at Les FrancoFolies de Montréal music festival in 1999.[2] They followed that by "Il faudrait leur dire" [3] and a compilation released in France, where both had resided for some time.

After the break-up of the group in 2001, both Adil Takhssait and Cyril Kamar have continued with solo careers

Vaï, as a solo act[edit]

Soon after the break-up, Adil issued his solo breakthrough album Street Life[2] with the title track single coming from the album. The song "Street Life" featured Zaho and sampled on "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" from Eurythmics.

The single "Tous Héros" about violence and boxing gained cult status amongst fans. The song sampled on James Brown hit "It's a Man's Man's Man's World".

His follow-up album Ma raison in 2008 included the single "Sur ma vie" and the music video featured in the daily Top 5 chart in Canadian French language cable television specialty channel MusiMax

He was also featured in Zoxea's song "Reste calme" and in DJ Blast's "Un homme à part".

His "Visages tristes" is about the Arab-Israeli conflict using samplings from the soundtrack of Schindler's List

Albums[edit]

With LMDS[edit]

  • 1997: Les Messagers du Son
  • 1999: Il Faudrait Leur Dire

As solo act[edit]

  • 2003: Street Life

Tracks of the album:

    • "Intro gloire à l'album"
    • "Pour Ceux"
    • "Zahri" feat. Freeman (Krhyme Le Roi)
    • "J moins trois"
    • "Klebs"
    • "Street Life"
    • "Vecu"
    • "Comme un fanfare"
    • "On fait le tour" feat. DJ Horg
    • "Jrap avec mes trippes" feat. Sully Sefil
    • "Revolta"
    • 'Esperance"
    • "Rap tous les jours" featuring Osfa
    • "J moins deux"
    • "V. A. I. L. L. A. N. T." feat. Roots Foundation
    • "Plus"
    • "Verbal Fight" featuring Zaho
    • "Original moi"
    • "Street Life (remix)" featuring Roots Foundation
    • "J moins un"
    • "Mtl Connection" feat. Va
  • 2008: Ma Raison

Tracks of the album:

    • "L'odeur du dancefloor"
    • "Sur ma vie"
    • "Infidèle"
    • "Faux mc"
    • "Je retiens mon souffle"
    • "Ma raison"
    • "Tour du mic"
    • "Made in" feat. Minea
    • "Donne-moi le temps"
    • "Love & happiness"
    • "Djamer" feat. Minea
    • "Solide comme un rocher" feat. Mickey Dangerous
    • "Si seulement"
    • "Superstar"
    • "Y'a pas moyen" feat. Minea
    • "Bienvenue" feat. Bad News Brown

Singles[edit]

With LMDS[edit]

  • "Cette une belle histoire" with Jodie Resther
  • "Joins toi à la dance"
  • "Tu me dirais"
  • "Le bien de demain"
  • "La Squadra"

As solo act[edit]

  • "Street Life" featuring Zaho (2004)
  • "Sur ma vie" (2008)
  • "Infidèle" (2009)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le Bizz et le Buzz". Afrique magazine. 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Biographie de Vaï". musiqueplus.com. 2011. Retrieved 11 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Interview promoting their second album "Il faudrait leur dire"
  • Lajoinie Adeline (23 June 2008). "Interview de Vaï". waxx-music.com. Retrieved 11 June 2011. </ref>

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