Rapper Rohff made a name for himself on the French rap scene in the late '90s, both with his hip-hop collective La Mafia K'1 Fry and his own solo work. His first album, Le Code de l'Honneur, appeared in 1999, vaunting heavy beats and a smart flow, with self-aggrandizing lyrics. Taking his cue from hardcore rappers like Mobb Deep and Tupac Shakur, Rohff's second album, La Vie Avant la Mort (2001), made him famous, after the success of his single "Qui Est l'Exemple?" in 2002. With his songs becoming increasingly confrontational and his beats heavier, Rohff's next two albums both achieved gold status. A much-trumpeted track with American alter ego the Game, "Top of the World" appeared on the 2005 compilation The Basement. The year 2007 saw him reunite with La Mafia K'1 Fry and release a versatile mixtape (Le Cauchemar du Rap FranÃ§ais) and a hotly anticipated album (Le Code de l'Horreur). ~ Caspar SalmonPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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