Koba LaD (“Lah D”) is a French rapper from Évry, Île-de-France. He was born in the famous Bâtiment 7 in Évry, where Bolémvn is from. He is signed with Def Jam Recordings.
Koba LaD was born as Marcel Junior Loutarila Les Inrockuptibles on Monday, April 3, 2000 (age 22 years; as of 2022) in Saint-Denis in Seine-Saint-Denis. He spent his childhood in Évry (Essonne). His zodiac sign is Aries. Koba is named after the fictional character from Planet of the Apes. “LaD” means “unraveling it, detailing it, smashing it” Les Inrockuptibles He left his high school when he was 16 years old. He started rapping at fifteen and formed the group, Seven Binks, with his friends Kaflo and Shotas. The group quickly disbanded to allow everyone to pursue a solo path.
Height (approximately): 6 feet 1 inch
Weight: 62 kg
Eye color: Black
Hair color: Black
In December 2017, he began the series of “Dark” freestyles, which allowed him to acquire national recognition. He also signed with Def Jam France. Taking advantage of his growing success, Koba LaD unveiled the titles tracks Train de vie, J’encaisse, LaC, and Oyé before releasing his first studio album, titled VII, on September 28, 2018. It was a huge success.
Freedman, Koba’s second studio album, was released on April 19, 2019. The project included fifteen tracks and featured collaborations with rappers Niska, Maes, and Ninho. On September 27, the artist released L’Affranchi. It was certified platinum in November 2019.
Koba LaD announced that his new album Detail would be released on October 23, 2020. The day before the album was released, he released the music video Chest full featuring Maes and Zed.
- Koba LaD sparks controversy by sharing a screenshot of an article about the murder of Giovanni Melton, which was committed by his father, on Snapchat in February 2020. The singer comments with a: “Bravo.” Koba LaD declares to have “poorly expressed” and specifies: “I do not condone either the murder of the homosexual child.” As a result of his comment, he was excluded from many festivals. Le Temps
- Around 6:30 p.m. on November 20, 2020, Koba Lad fleed after an accident in the streets of Marseille. The sentence included a three-month suspended prison sentence, 140 hours of community service, and a four-month suspension of his license. Le Temps
- Koba LaD made an escape in Morocco by a group of youngsters in Mirano, Brussels. It was due to the fact that he made racist comments about Moroccans a few years ago. He tweeted “I have your cousins in Morocco gen**** my music h***** son” after which he was boycotted for a long time. Europe Cities
Koba LaD obtained two platinum discs and a gold disc in France. The rapper also received 14 gold singles (including one in Belgium), a platinum single, and two diamond singles.
Facts and Anecdotes
- In 2020, Koba Lad was involved in an accident that nearly killed him. Apparently, he lost control of the Porsche in downtown Marseille and collided with another car.
- He has 2.9 million followers on Instagram but has only 2 posts. His first post was on April 16 2022 with the caption “Loading..”