GENZU CLAN is a French rap collective consisting of four MCs from Montfermeil les Bosquets (93): Mike Jack & Deehar Degaz (Shaolyn Gen ZU), Desko & Diaz (DESKODIAZ). Recently signed to Sony Music / The Orchard, they were announced in a spectacular manner by Mokobé from 113 during the Quai 54, in front of an enthusiastic audience at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.
Their highly anticipated album is set to be released by the end of the year, promising not to disappoint. The first single, “MISERABLES”, which evokes their hometown of Montfermeil, was exclusively performed on CANAL + in the show “J moins 1”.
GENZU CLAN not only offers a powerful album that tells their story but also an exclusive documentary titled “LES VERITABLES”, directed by the award-winning filmmaker LADJ LY, known for the acclaimed film “LES MISERABLES”. This documentary will delve into the group’s life, including their experiences in rap, the streets, social issues, and urban uprisings – all the anecdotes that inspired the film.
“This story is their story, it is our story” (LADJ LY).
After an introduction that involved some of the actors from Ladj Ly’s troupe (with his kind permission), the group makes their comeback with a music video inspired by Tupac and Dr. Dre’s “California Love.” It is no coincidence that Diaz pays tribute to Death Row, the label of Suge Knight, which saw the rise of Tupac and Dr. Dre before the birth of Aftermath.
The rappers have already established a reputation in independent rap, becoming the “Kings of the Underground.” The instrumental composition was produced by the group (on Spotify, the entire group is credited), and it stays true to the spirit of the golden age of the West Coast, embodied by Death Row and Aftermath.
Shot in the desert by Jody Carter, with footage from Montfermeil, the group reaches a milestone and makes it known. Could the “Kings of the Underground” become the new kings of rap?