Oxmo Puccino



“Nowa­days, every­one can be a direc­tor, or a pho­tog­ra­ph­er, but telling a sto­ry takes much more knowl­edge and competence.”

With a 25-year career, eight albums, mul­ti­ple col­lab­o­ra­tions (with Ibrahim Maalouf, Damon Albarn, ‑M-, Boo­ba…), and two Vic­toires de la musique, Oxmo Puc­ci­no is a musi­cian with a pas­sion for words and a regard for oth­er peo­ple’s lives, pre­oc­cu­pa­tions and dreams. He’s also a mul­ti­fac­eted artist, com­pos­er, author, actor and even direc­tor. In 1999, he wrote the music for Jacques Doillon’s film Lit­tle Broth­ers, his first brush with cin­e­ma. In 2014, he direct­ed his first short film Anti-Thir­ty. The fol­low­ing year, he lent his voice to the ani­mat­ed film Adama and, in 2018, to the ani­mat­ed film Small­foot as the Stone­keep­er. At the invi­ta­tion of Thomas N’Gi­jol, he con­tributed to the orig­i­nal sound­track for the film The Leg­end of Black Snake. He is one of the only French urban musi­cal artists to break the codes of hip-hop by build­ing bridges between very dif­fer­ent styles. On his most recent album “Night of Awak­en­ing,” the new guard of French rap (Orel­san, Caballero & Jean­jass, even Gaël Faye) lent him a bold help­ing hand.

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