This artist from Paris suburbs has sublimely mastered the art of doing the splits. With one foot firmly planted in the vintage French chanson of Brel and Nougaro, and the other in the mainstream hip-hop of Booba and Frank Ocean, this stylish suburbanite, with pale looks and a regal air, blends better than anyone urban rage and restless lyricism. Moving from slam to song, with an incandescent flow and a gravelly accent, this son of a driver and a medical lab technician expresses in Cure (2018) identity issues (“Normal”), representation (“Ego”), and homophobic violence (“Kid”). Impressive? Absolutely. And also shameless, courageous, and poignant. Just what was needed to become the spokesman for a generation.