|Name Youssef Akdim|
|Albums Fenomeno, Lalbum, Rap 1.9|
|Similar People DJ Hamida, Leck, DJ Kayz, Sinik, Big Ali|
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Youssef Akdim (born 4 July 1985) better known as Lartiste is a Moroccan singer.
Born in a small town in Martil, Morocco, he emigrated to France at age 8 residing in Bondy, and later in Le Blanc-Mesnil, outside of Paris. At age 13, he became part of a rap band Malédiction and at 16 adopted the stage name Lartiste ("l'artiste" - "the artist" in English).
He released "Evasion", his first maxi solo in 2006 and joined the collecti French Cut releasing a mixtape Rap 1.9 in 2010. Going solo, his 2013 studio album called Lalbum ( l'album - " album " in english) introduced various musical influences including funk, soul, pop, electro and African sounds. He released his second studio album Fenomeno in April 2015, his third album Maestro in 2016 and Clandestino in 2017.