Kamal HaussmannAuthor & Rapper Val d’Isère 2020
In the eyes of Kamal Haussmann, music truly is a universal language — rap, in particular. After a childhood spent with a family of 5 cramped in a tiny apartment, between street violence and schools for troubled youth, Kamal turned to music as a way out, becoming the youngest member of the iconic 1990s rap group Time Bomb. A rap fanatic, he continued to explore the genre in parallel with his graduate studies before teaming up with a friend to set up a label that would become a leader in the market, featuring artists such as Booba, Nekfeu, Youssoupha, Kaaris, La Fouine and countless others. But being an artist can mean even more than revolutionizing art: It can also change lives. By telling his own story, Kamal also tells the story of a moment in time, a generation.