Baloji is a Belgian MC of Congolese origin. He began rap with the Liege group Starflam with which he released 3 albums between 1998 and 2003. In 2007, he embarked on a solo career. He now has two albums and an EP to his credit.
His music is a mix of different influences: African, French song, rap, African-American music (soul, funk, jazz) and electronic music.
2007, Baloji released his first solo album titled “Hotel Impala”. After 18 months of gestation, the Belgian MC delivers a very intimate album in which he speaks without taboo of the ghosts of the past, of the desires of the future, of the Congo, of his mother whom he has not seen since the age of four years old, and an absent father.
On March 08, 2010 “Kinshasa Succursale” succeeds “Hotel Impala”. This record is according to Baloji more spontaneous, more direct. Recorded in just six days in Kinshasa, Baloji wanted in this opus to “be reconciled” with traditional Congolese music, that of his parents.
Baloji returns on October 30, 2015 with a new project, the five titles “64 Bits & Malachite”. The title of the EP refers to the processor and ore found in Katanga (Congo-DRC) where it is used as an ornamental stone and junk jewelry.