Abd al Malik

Born Régis Fayette-Mikano in 1975, Abd al Malik formed the rap group New African Poets in the early 1990s. Following his successful career with them, he released two solo recordings, the most recent of which, Gibraltar, has garnered a number of awards, including the Prix Constantin. He is the recipient of the prestigious Victoire de la Musique award for the best male artist of the year and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres award. He also appears on Moby’s 2008 album, Last Night. Abd al Malik lives in France with his wife, the R&B singer Wallen, and their son.

Books by this Author

French rap star recounts his journey from the ghettos of Strasbourg through radical Islam to the Sufi message of universal love • Explains how the luminous message of love in Sufism now animates Malik’s music • Offers an intimate look at life in the ghettos and madrassas of the poorest neighborhoods in Europe As a poor black resident in one of the notorious French banlieues (the ghettos surrounding French cities), Abd al Malik had every chance of meeting the same fate as many...

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