August 20, 1979 in Kinshasa
Youssoupha (born Youssoupha Mabiki) is a French rapper of Congolese origin born in Kinshasa (RDC) on 29 August 1979. He is a son of African musician Tabu Ley Rochereau alias "Lord Ley". He was born and spent part of his childhood in Congo-Kinshasa before moving to Béziers when he was 10 years old, where he grew up before moving to live with his aunt in Osny. He came to France to continue his schooling, residing in Cergy before moving to Sartrouville in the Yvelines. He finished his French baccaleureate at the Académie de Versailles with high grades and continued with Cultural Mediation and Communication at Roanne and La Guillotière.
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