29 June /
Saturday 29 June
When you know from a young age that rap is the only way out, and then at the age of 14, you’re then taken under the wing of your neighbourhood pals (Paris’ 14th arrondissement) who happen to be members of 1995 and L’Entreprise collective (which features, amongst others, Nekfeu, Fonky Flav’ and Alpha Wann), things could be a lot worse… And this is exactly Mathieu Pruski’s backstory. He goes by the name of PLK (meaning “Polak”) in homage to his Polish roots, for all those who supported him back in the day and who are still with him today. At only 21 years old, he’s become the spearhead of the future of French hip-hop. Panama Bendé alumni and with two tantalising mixtapes to his name, PLK has just dropped his debut album Polak and is candidly frank: “My flow, my lyrics, they’re like napalm.” You have been warned.