Joke (rapper)

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Joke at WeekEnd des curiosités 2015, Ramonville Saint-Agne, France
Background information
Birth name Gilles Ateyaba Koffi Soler
Also known as Joke MTP
Joke 24K
Born (1989-10-27) 27 October 1989 (age 28)
Narbonne, Aude, France
Origin Montpellier, Hérault
Genres French hip hop
Alternative hip hop
Hardcore hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2008 – present
Labels Def Jam (France), Golden Eye Music Group
Associated acts Jhené Aiko, Pusha T, Dosseh, Gradur, Seth Gueko, Sadek

Gilles Ateyaba Koffi Soler better known as Joke (born 27 October 1989) is a French rapper.

Early life and career[edit]

He was born in Narbonne, France and at 10 moved to Montpellier.

As an adolescent, he released some materials on Myspace through which he was discovered by Teki Latex (of TTC)[citation needed] and was included in Stunts,[citation needed] the rap division of the label Institubes and recorded some materials in Paris that appeared in his mixtape Prêt pour l'argent in August 2009.[citation needed] He left Institubes after the release.[citation needed] He had independent releases, the EP Prêt pour l'argent 1.5 in with the guest appearance of the New York MC, Action Bronson. and EP Kyoto in 2012 and an appearance in Golden Eye Music 2012 compilation We Made IT V.1 with the track "Mtp Anthem", a tribute to his city Montpellier.

Joke released his third EP "Tokyo" on May 27, 2013. This project had a big success. The same year, he was signed on Def Jam France, part of Universal Music

His debut album Ateyaba was released on 2 June 2014[1] with a number of popular tracks taken from the album charting in SNEP Singles Chart. On this project, Joke worked with major artists like Jhené Aiko or Pusha T.

In 2015, Joke released his fourth EP "Delorean Music".

He is reportly working on his second album that would come up in 2017.



Year Album Peak positions Certification
BEL (Wa)
2014 Ateyaba 5 31


Year Album Peak positions
2012 Kyoto  –
2013 Tokyo 49
2015 Delorean Music  –


  • 2011: Prêt pour l'argent 1.5 (Mixtape)


Year Title Peak positions Album
BEL (Wa)
2014 "Majeur en l'air" 22 46*
"Vénus" 19  –
(feat. Dosseh)
23  –
(feat. Rim K & Seth Gueko)
24  –
"On est sur les nerfs" 142  –
"Black Card"
(feat.Pusha T)
170  –
"Amistad" 192  –
2017 "Vision" 113
 – TBA
"Playa Pt. II" 124
"Caramelo" 154
"Mendeleïev" 155

*Did not appear in the official Belgian Ultratop 50 charts, but rather in the bubbling under Ultratip charts.


  1. ^ Le Nouvel Obsérvateur: Vrairapfrancais - Chronique - Joke - Ateyaba (in French)
  2. ^ a b c "Joke discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Joke discography". Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 13, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 31, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 5 August 2017. 

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