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Adil Takhssait better known by his stage name Mélo (during his membership of Les Messagers du Son (LMDS) and by Vaï as a solo act, is a Canadian (Quebec) rap and hip-hop musician of Moroccan origin.

Adil Takhssait was born 24 April 1979 in Paris (France) in an Moroccan family and immigrated to Canada in 1993, and established himself in Montreal, Quebec. He is an author compositor and performer.

Adil Takhssait formed in 1994 his first band LMDS abbreviation of Les Messagers Du Son with his classmate and friend Cyril Kamar (later on K’Maro). Adil took the name “Mélo” (Mélopsy) whereas Cyril Kamar took the name Lyrik.

LMDS, Les Messagers du Son has had two successful albums, Les Messagers du Son in 1997 and Il Faudrait Leur Dire in (1999). The self-titled debut album of LMDS Les Messagers du Son issued in 1997 achieved top positions in the Quebec charts and the duo were a revelation in Les FrancoFolies de Montréal music festival in 1999. They followed that by “Il faudrait leur dire” and a compilation released in France, where both had resided for some time.

After the break-up of the group in 2001, both Adil Takhssait and Cyril Kamar have continued solo under the name Cyril achieves considerable success internationally as K’Maro with 5 albums to date. Adil Takhssait has also a solo musical career under the name Vaï with 2 independent albums.

Son after the break-up, Adil issued his solo breakthrough album Street Life with the single coming from the album and also entitled “Street Life” featured Zaho and sampled on “Sweet Dreams” by Annie Lennox.

Another song that had great circulation was “Tous Héros” about boxing and violence and gained cult status amongst fans. The song sampled on James Brown hit “It’s A Man’s World”.


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  • Seboulba

    "Comme ils crient légaliser la Marie-Jeanne" sa ça claque ^^ Vaï c'est trop bien!

    27 Jun 2008 Reply
  • alex31415

    joue ma cassete, joue ma cassete dj j'adore :)

    12 Apr 2008 Reply

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