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Medine Zaouiche (born 24 February 1983 in Le Havre), better known by his stage name Médine, is a French-Algerian Kabyle rapper. He has been a part of the hip-hop collective La Boussole since 1996. Médine is a practicing Muslim, and many of his lyrics deal with the hardships of migrants, oppressed individuals, and Muslims in the Western world. One article he wrote for Time magazine after the 2005 riots was entitled "How Much More French Can I Be".[1]

Médine
Medine Sevran.jpg
Médine in concert at Sevran
Background information
Birth nameMédine Zaouiche
Also known asArabian Panther, Boulehya
Born (1983-02-24) 24 February 1983 (age 35)
Le Havre, Seine-Maritime
GenresFrench rap, political hip-hop
Occupation(s)rapper
Years active2002-present
LabelsDin Records

Médine is French for Medina. According to Jordan Barnes, writing for the Daily Mail, his planned concert at Bataclan on the 2018 anniversary of the November 2015 Paris attacks drew sharp criticism from Marine Le Pen, Laurent Wauquiez, with Jean-François Copé & Eric Ciotti even asking President Emmanuel Macron to ban the musician from playing the memorial because they found his rap violently divisive.[2] In the end he rescheduled for the Zenith.[3]

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DiscographyEdit

ProjectsEdit

Year Album Peak positions Certifications
FRA
[4]
BEL
(Wa)

[5]
SWI
[6]
2004 11 Septembre (Récit du 11ème jour)  –  –  –
2005 Jihad (Le plus grand combat est contre soi-même)  –  –  –
2006 Table d'écoute 115  –  –
2008 Don't Panik Tape 30  –  –
Arabian Panther 30  –  –
2011 Table d'écoute 2 28 81  –
2012 Made In 117  –  –
2013 Protest Song 9 25 82
2015 Démineur 54 46  –
2017 Prose élite 8 29 39
2018 Storyteller 6 16 37

SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak positions Album
FRA
[4]
2012 "Biopic"
(featuring Kayna Samet)
143
2016 "Rappeur de force" 136 Prose élite
"Global" 173
[7]
2017 "Grand Paris"
(featuring Lartiste, Lino, Sofiane, Alivor, Seth Gueko, Ninho & Youssoupha)
64
[8]

Featured in

Year Single Peak positions Album
FRA
[4]
2012 "Les 16 vérités"
(Sinik featuring Médine)
143
2013 "Contre nous"
(Kery James featuring La Ligue: Youssoupha & Médine)
145

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Medine (November 6, 2005). "How Much More French Can I Be". Time. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5828947/Muslim-rapper-album-titled-Jihad-sparks-outrage-plans-perform-Bataclan.html
  3. ^ "Après une polémique sur sa venue au Bataclan, le rappeur Médine reporte ses concerts dans une autre salle parisienne". FranceTV info. 21 September 2018. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Medine discography". lescharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Medine discography". ultratop.be/fr/. Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Medine discography". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 20 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 49, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  8. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés - SNEP (Week 9, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 4 March 2017.

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