He is one of the leading figures of mindful French rap. Perhaps also one of the rare ones, today, to continue declaiming militant lyrics. Kery James practically witnessed the birth of the genre in France, and he has always found his own path and kept faithful fans in a constantly changing milieu. After the success of “Dernier MC” in 2013, this Orly rapper came back stronger than ever with a sixth studio album, Mouhammad Alix. This is a both tribute to the famous boxer who passed on last year, and to the rapper's street name, Alix Mathurin. With a deft plume, he denounces the racial and religious stigmatization of the multi-ethnic banlieues, and his texts are both indignant and full of solidarity. For the first time in Montreux, this 38-year-old artist will box in the hip-hop ring with fervor and conviction.