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Kamini Zantoko (born 1979; his surname, of Congolese origin, means “defense”) is a French rapper. In 2006 his songs and music videos about rural French life became an internet fad.

The son of a Congolese doctor, Kamini grew up in the French countryside in the small Picard village of Marly-Gomont, which inspired his hit single of the same name.

After having received his Baccalaureat, Kamini left his hometown to settle in Lille, where he works as a psychiatric nurse.

In 2006, working with some friends, he wrote the song “Marly-Gomont”, which is a humorous recounting of the daily life in the rural French town and the difficulty of being a member of the only black family in the village. His music video, sent to numerous music industry giants on September 12, 2006, greatly amused the company employees.

The video was quickly put on air by French media, among them Fun Radio, Skyrock, and Contact FM. Kamini was also invited to appear on numerous prestigious French television programs, such as Journal de Jean-Pierre Pernaut, Le Grand Journal de Canal+, Cauet, Laurent Ruquier, and Direct 8. On December 1, 2006, Kamini appeared on the French show Star Academy, a French version of American Idol. He was profiled in December 2006 by Time as part of its Person of the Year articles on Internet-based content creators.[1]

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  • plahoop

    merde.

    22 Oct 2011 Reply
  • juliendu48

    Un petit coup de motherfuck :)

    20 May 2011 Reply
  • Zabibu_Kavu

    ааа чувак жжёт)))

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
  • lost_reflection

    once saw him on some music TV. that was a great discovery.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • bonbon4eg

    альбом 2 крутой, слова более со смыслом! смесь комического и жизни! круто вопщем!!

    22 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Kajinohana

    Sympa le nouvel album même si je regrette ses délires schizophréniques avec les chevaliers du zodiaque...

    30 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Catar4x

    Un nouvel album de prévu, ça va être marrant ! :)

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Sulakke

    Wat een held.

    22 Jun 2009 Reply
  • liakojean

    kamini in greek means a kind of oven!

    18 Jun 2009 Reply
  • FelixLetellier

    Qu'est-ce qu'il est devenu lui ?

    11 May 2009 Reply
  • a_d_a_m_

    Lol le seul "rappeur" français que j'aime bien, les histoires sont toujours marrantes ^^

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • kamini22

    His damn good xD

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • HalfCrazyGirl

    Please, join Congolese Music Rocks!!!

    7 Jan 2009 Reply
  • OoColibriOo

    Haha!!! :D :D Rap Agricole, c pas mal ça :D:D

    15 Nov 2008 Reply
  • ComodinoRulz

    j'aime kamini lol rap agricole :°DD

    6 Nov 2008 Reply
  • tmarks20

    Je suis américaine mais je sais que le kamini et lui est grand!

    20 Aug 2008 Reply
  • roudou83

    Album de bonne qualité avec des beats typés west coast. Ceux qui mettent "Rural Rap" n'ont pas écouté l'album dans son intégralité. Le bon rap est celui qui ne se prend pas au serieux ET CELUI QUI NE DONNE PAS DE LECONS!

    25 Jun 2008 Reply
  • Kajinohana

    le clip nouveau clip est vraiment excellent XD j'en suis tombée de ma chaise en voyant celui avec ses dents et le nain XD

    25 Nov 2007 Reply
  • 4rion

    j'aime pas le rap, j'aime pas le r'n'b, mais toi j't'aime bien ! :D

    3 Oct 2007 Reply
  • Geronimokiller

    fix your tags ppl, it's Marly-Gomont with the dash! =) Unfortunetly it's streamable with the wrong tag.... :\

    19 Jul 2007 Reply
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