Wati B

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Wati B
IndustryMusic and entertainment
Founded2000
Headquarters
France
OwnerDawala (Wati Boss)
Websitewati-b.com

Wati B is an independent French record label established in 2000 by Dawala and the French rap group Intouchable. Wati B comes from "wati bɛɛ", a Bambara language expression that means "all the time". Dawala directs the operations of the label.

Due to the popularity of its signed acts across the French-speaking world, Wati B established its own "Wati B" line of fashion apparel with the first "Wati Boutique" opened on 1 February 2011 in Paris.

Signed artists[edit]

The label has signed many acts including the very successful Sexion d'Assaut. It also produced Pur Son Guetto series with two volumes released.

Presently signed artists
Name Member artists (if applicable)
Sexion d'Assaut Maître Gims
Black Mesrimes
Lefa
Barack Adama
Maska
JR O Chrome
Doumams
L.I.O. Pétrodollars
Intouchable Dry
L'Institut Docteur Bériz
L'Insolent
John K
L.A.S.
Abou 2Being
Le H de guerre
Dadif
Shin Sekaï Dadju
Abou Tall
Charly Bell
DJ HCue
Lynda Sherazade
Red Cross Geezy

Weston

YB

TN Crew (dance group)
Previous signed acts
  • Jarod
  • H-magnum
  • Demon One
  • Maryam
  • Esaloss
  • Le 3e prototype - a subgrouping of Sexion d'Assaut (2005 to 2009) made up of Lefa, Maitre Gims, Barack Adama, Maska and Jeryzoos

Major releases[edit]

Year Type Artist / Group Title Certifications
2001 Mixtape (compilation) Various artists Pur Son Ghetto vol. 1
2003 Mixtape (compilation) Various artists Pur Son Ghetto vol. 2
2005 Mixtape (compilation) Various artists Originale Mix-tape
2005 Album Intouchable La vie de rêve
2008 Mixtape 3ème prototype La Terre du Milieu
2008 Album Dry Les derniers seront les premiers
2008 Street album 3ème prototype Le Renouveau
2008 Street album Dry De la pure pour les durs
2008 Street album Sexion d'Assaut L'Écrasement de tête
2009 Mixtape Sexion d'Assaut Les Chroniques du 75
2010 Album Sexion d'Assaut L'École des points vitaux 4x Platinum
2010 Mixtape (compilation) DJ HCue with Various artists T Sourd Ou Quoi? Vol. 1
2011 Mixtape Sexion d'Assaut Les Chroniques du 75 Vol. 2 Platinum
2012 Album Dry Tot ou tard
2012 Album Sexion d'Assaut L'Apogée Negér Diamond
2012 Album Shin Sekaï The Shin Sekaï vol. 1
2013 Mixtape L'Institut Equipe de nuit
2013 Album (compilation) Various Artists
(Collection from Wati B artists)
Les chroniques du Wati Boss - Volume 1
2014 Album (compilation) Various Artists
(Collection from Wati B artists)
Les chroniques du Wati Boss - Volume 2
Singles featured in
  • 2012: "WatiBigAli" (Big Ali featuring Wati B)[1]
    • Wati B represented in the single "WatiBigAli" by Black M, Dry and Shin Sekaï's Dadju.

Awards[edit]

Sexion d'Assaut has won many awards including:

  • December 2011: Référendum Planète Rap, "Best Single of 2011" for "Qui t'a dit?"
  • December 2012: Référendum Planète Rap, "Best Single of 2012" for "Avant qu'elle parte"
  • December 2012: Référendum Planète Rap, "Best Album of 2012" for " "L'Apogée""
  • December 2012: Référendum Planète Rap, "Best Duo or Group of 2012"
  • December 2012: Référendum Planète Rap, "Best Artist of 2012"
  • January 2013: NRJ Music Awards 2013, "Best Francophone Duo or Group of 2012"
  • January 2013: NRJ Music Awards 2013, "Best Francophone Song of 2012"

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