Fonky Family are a French hip hop group from Marseille. They are composed of four rappers, Le Rat Luciano, Menzo, Don Choa and Sat, the producer Pone, DJ Djel, the dancer Blaze, the singer Karima, Flex (fetus) Nandell, and manager Fafa.
Their first album, ‘Si Dieu veut…’, came out in 1997 and soon received a gold album. Karima left the group before the release of the album. In 1998, the group were invited to collaborate with Akhenaton on the soundtrack of Luc Besson’s film ‘Taxi’. The film became a huge success and its soundtrack topped the French charts.
Their second album, ‘Art De Rue’, came out in 2001. The album featured the track ‘Tonight’, with a sample from Don’t Push Your Foot On The Heartbrake. After that, many members of the group chose to pursue solo careers: Le Rat Luciano had already released a solo album in 2000, and Sat and Don Choa followed in 2001 and 2002 respectively. DJ Djel produced two compilations in 2001 and 2003.
In January 2006, Fonky Family released their third album ‘Marginale musique’, which debuted on the French charts straight at number one.
- Fonky Family. Wikipedia, retrieved 9 October 2017.