Didier Morville, better known by his stage name JoeyStarr 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.
Life and career
Joeystarr is from a family originating from the French overseas department of Martinique. In 1985, he joined the military at Baden-Baden, « 19 months of hell », an experience which he raps about in his album Authentik. After the army, he wandered the streets, sleeping in subways and alleys. He discovered 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 Suprême NTM alias 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.
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
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
JoeyStarr – Métèque
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