JUL – The new rap phenomenon from Marseilles

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Find below the portrait of the rapper JUL:



Name: Julien Marie

Place of birth: Marseille, France


Fun facts:


  • In his career, he made several collaborations with renowned French rappers, such as Soprano, Master Gims or Alonzo.
  • Jul is from the Saint-Jean-du-Désert district of Marseilles. He began his career in the rap “business” after working with his father in a construction sites for swimming pools.
  • In February 2017, Jul received the Best Urban Music Album Award at the 32nd Victoires de la Musique.
  • Say “#Djoul”.
  • Jul became known in the French rap world with his first success released in November 2013, a piece called “Sors le cross volé”. The video clip has been viewed more than 20 million times by Internet users since he put it online a year before.
  • Unlike the typical bling-bling kind of rap, where the video clips show very often big cars and young half nude girls, JUL shows in his clips a more realistic world where we can see the difficulties of some French disadvantaged neighborhoods, where the motorcycles and the “neighborhood atmosphere” are well represented.
  • Great supporter of the Olympique de Marseille soccer team.

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