This week at number 1 of the new Top 15 of French rap on Rap Beats Radio we find “Au delà de l’horizon” by Karlito & Pone, featuring Ali and already here if you’re a fan of old school French rap you’ve jumped because we’re talking about 3 milestones of rap across the Alps together in one track. Karlito, rapper of the Mafia collective K’1 Fry founded in the south of Paris in 1995, Pone, legendary producer of the Marseille-based Fonky Family, join forces for a common record and call for a track Ali, or rather Booba’s binomial in the group Lunatic, before the big boss of French rap threw himself into his lucky (and discussed) solo career.
Already this, and the quality of the song, would be enough to write an article and send them to the top of our charts but this is also a story of perseverance, resilience and passion.
Pone in these years has struggled hard with a degenerative disease, Charcot, which made him unfortunately quadriplegic. This did not stop him from making music, finding a way to compose beats using eye movements thanks to specific hardware and software. With this method in 2019 he produced the record “Kate & Me” (released in freedowload by choice of the artist).
“Au delà de l’horizon” is contained in the album “Vision” by Karlito & Pone released on June 5.
The French rap top 15 by Caoimhin and DJ Kamo is on air on Sunday at 6pm and always available on demand on our app.
Here’s the complete ranking:
15. Mister You – Pénurie
14. Spri Noir ft. Alonzo – Maman Dort
13. Roméo Elvis – Défoncé
12. Euphonik – Batterie Faible
11. Davodka – Pulsion Textuelle
Special Classic Keny Arkana – La rage du peuple
10. Svinkels – Mon Spot
9. Aladin 135 ft. PLK – All Day
8. Kalash Criminel – Écrasement de Tête
7. Hatik – Ali
6. Sake – Pièce d’orfèvre
5. Rockin Squat – Rap de mon âge
4. Vald – Rappel
3. SCH ft.Gims – Baden Baden
2. Django – à l’envers
1. Karlito ft. Pone et Ali – Au delà de l’horizon