30/04/2019 | Le Bureau Export Paris

UK | Niska interviewed by The Guardian

The British daily The Guardian published a long interview dedicated to French rapper Niska on April 11 2019.

The young rapper Stanislas Dinga Pinto, known under the moniker of Niska, started to stirr attention after his collaboration with Maître Gims on the track “Sapés comme jamais” in 2015. En 2017, he released the album Commando (Capitol Music France), which was certified gold in France one week after its release. Counting half a million sales in France, the album is now certified diamond record.

On the rise, Niska also works with international artists including Diplo, American DJ and producer,  who released the song Boom Bye Bye featuring Niska. The French rapper’s latest release Médicament is a collaboration with Booba.

The Guardian considers Niska a superstar of French rap

“The voice of the French youth”, this is how The Guardian introduces Niska in its article: he is considered as one of the emblematic figures of the French rap scene. During his stay in London for a concert at the Electric Brixton (London), Niska gave an interview to the infamous British daily.

While answering the question of potential international collaborations, Niska says that American rappers are not really interested in French ghetto culture and they don’t realise the existence of this culture. He further explains that he is not interested in simple featurings but rather gets an interest for real collaborations. To that extent, he emphasizes the more integral approach of British artists and announces an upcoming collaboration with Skepta, London rapper and Grimes’ leading artist in the UK.

Reference:

The Guardian, « French rap superstar Niska: ‘American rappers don’t respect our art’ »