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Birth name  Didier Morville
Role  Rapper

Name  Didier Morville
Genres  Hip hop
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Also known as  Double R, L'Expert de la maison mere, Jaguarr Gorgone
Born  27 October 1967 (age 48) (1967-10-27)
Origin  Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Occupation(s)  Rapper, record producer
Instruments  Percussion, synthesizer, keyboards, bass guitar, turntables
Children  Mathis Morville, Kalil Morville
Albums  Egomaniac, Gare Au Jaguarr
Movies  Polisse, Colt 45, Another Life, Miserere, 22 Bullets

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Didier Morville, better known by his stage name Joeystarr (stylized JoeyStarr [dʒɔ.ɛˈstaʁ]) with additional alias as Jaguar Gorgone or Double R, is a French rapper, from Saint-Denis. He co-founded the famous French rap group Suprême NTM in 1989 along with Kool Shen. He was born on 27 October 1967.


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Childhood and upbringing

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Joeystarr is from a family originating from the French overseas department of Martinique. He had a difficult childhood, having been raised by his violent father until he turned 18. He was taken from his mother when he was five years old, and only saw her again 18 years later. He tells of a time when his father killed his pet rabbit and made him eat it.

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In 1985, he joined the military at Baden-Baden, "19 months of hell", an experience which he raps about in his album Authentik.

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After the army, he wandered the streets, sleeping in subways and alleys. He discovered drugs and hip-hop, and the latter changed his life.


During his time on the streets, he met another aspiring rapper, Kool Shen, who was also born in Saint-Denis. In 1988 they formed the group NTM. When the first single came out in 1989, he could not cash the check, since he could not provide an address or a bank account.

The group achieved record sales with their four albums, but split in 1998.

It had a comeback as announced on March 13, 2008.

Personal life

Joeystarr had an infamous romantic liaison with French actress Béatrice Dalle, and the couple appeared on TV shows and promotional events. Joeystarr has two sons, Mathis and Kalil, with his current girlfriend, hip-hop journalist Leïla Dixmier.

Joeystarr has also had many problems with regards to violence. In 1999, he was sentenced to two months in prison for physically harassing a stewardess [4]. In 2003, he was condemned for animal brutality for hitting a monkey on national television, and was heavily criticized in the press and by his fans.

Awards and nominations

  • 2007: "Best rap artist" during L'Année du hip-hop Les trophées
  • 2008: "Best concert" during L'Année du hip-hop Les trophées
  • Acting
  • 2010: Nomination for "Best actor in a secondary role" during César Award for his role in Le Bal des actrices
  • 2012: Nomination for "Best actor in a secondary role" during César Award for his role in Polisse
  • 2012: Laureate for Patrick Dewaere Award
  • Albums

  • 2006: My Playlist
  • 2007: L'Anthology Mixtape
  • Television

  • 1990 : Le Lyonnais (1 episode "Taggers)
  • 2001 : Toc toc toc (TV mini series) as himself
  • 2002 : H - (1 episode, "Lucifer")
  • 2003 : 60 jours 60 nuits de Juliette Baudouin as himself
  • 2008-2010 : Mafiosa, le clan as Moktar
  • 2015 : Call My Agent ! as Himself
  • References

    Joeystarr Wikipedia