Baloji, whose name means "sorcerer” in Swahili, was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1978. At the age of 4, he arrived in Belgium with his father and grew up in Liège. As a young adolescent, he discovered hip-hop, a passion for tagging, rap & dance. At 15 he joined the the Starflam Collective, a figurehead of Belgian hip-hop, who released a platinum selling disc "Survivant" (2001). Baloji quit the group in 2004 after a number of interpersonal disagreements and turned his back on music. It was a letter from his mother, whom he had not seen since 1981, and winning a poetry competition in Paris, that ...


BALOJI joins the Crammed roster

"Kinshasa Succursale", the latest opus by the Belgo-Congolese artist, will soon be released worldwide by Crammed.

The album features contributions from some of the finest musicians from the capital of the DRC, including  KONONO No 1 & Zaïko Langa-Langa, as well as three brand-new remixes.

BALOJI has just returned from his whilrwind tour of the United States & Canada, where he was featured as Artist of the Week on MTV IGGY.

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