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 to Def Jam Recordings.
Koba LaD was born under the name of Marcel Junior Loutarila on Monday April 3, 2000 (22 years old; from 2022) in Saint-Denis in Seine-Saint-Denis. He spent his childhood in Évry (Essonne). Her zodiac sign is Aries. Koba is named after the fictional character from Planet of the Apes. “LaD” means “untangle it, detail it, break it”. He left high school at the age of 16. He started rapping at fifteen and formed the group Seven Binks with his friends Kaflo and Shotas. The band soon disbanded to allow everyone to pursue a solo path.
Height (approx): 6 feet 1 inch
Eye colour: Black
Hair color: Black
In December 2017, he began the “Dark” freestyle series, which allowed him to gain national recognition. He also signed with Def Jam France. Taking advantage of his growing success, Koba LaD unveiled the titles 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 featured fifteen tracks and featured collaborations with rappers Niska, Maes, and Ninho. On September 27, the artist releases 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 the murder of the homosexual child either.” As a result of his comment, he was excluded from numerous festivals.
- Around 6:30 p.m. on November 20, 2020, Koba Lad fled 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.
- Koba LaD was escaped to Morocco by a group of young people in Mirano, Brussels. It was because 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.
Koba LaD obtained two platinum discs and a gold disc in France. The rapper also received 14 gold singles (including one in Belgium), one platinum single and two diamond singles.
Facts and stories
- 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 Instagram followers but only has 2 posts. His first post was on April 16, 2022 with the caption “Loading..”
- He becomes the youngest French rapper to win 4 gold records.
- Koba Lad has recently been in NFTs and is getting more and more engaged. He didn’t reveal much about this project but he will come soon.