The Fonky Family (often shortened to La Fonky , or La FF ) are a French hip hop group from Marseille . They are composed of four rappers , The Luciano Rat , Menzo ( en ) , Don Choa ( en ) and Sat , the producer Pone ( fr ) , DJ Djel , the dancer Blaze , the Karima singer , Flex (fetus) Nandell , and Fafa manager .
Fonky Family made their first appearance on the French hip hop scene in 1994, after IAM had paved the way for new hip hop artists originating from Marseille. In 1995, they appeared in the song titled “The Bad Boys of Marseille” on Metèque et mat ( fr ) , the first solo album by IAM’s Akhenaton . Their first album, God willing … ( en ) , came out in 1997 and soon received a gold album . Karima left the group before the release of the album.
In 1998 the group Were Invited to Collaborate with Akhenaton on the soundtrack of Luc Besson ‘s movie Taxi . The film became a huge success and its soundtrack topped the French charts. After numerous collaborations with different members of IAM on their solo album, the group released an extended play (EP) with six live and edited titles, titled Occasional volume 1 , in spring 1999. Volume 2 was released in 2000.
Their second album, Street Art ( en ) , came out in 2001. The Luciano Rat had already released a solo album in 2000, and Sat and Don Choa followed in 2001 and 2002 respectively. DJ Djel produced two compilations in 2001 and 2003.
In January 2006, Fonky Family released their third album Marginal Music ( en ) (Jive / Sony BMG), which debuted on the English charts straight at number one.
Fonky Family has a global music publishing deal with BMG Music Publishing .
Fonky Family’s track “Fury and Faith” was used as a soundtrack for French skateboarder JB Gillet’s part in the movie Rodney Vs Daewon Round II .
- 1998: If God Wants …
- 1999: Special Issue Volume 1
- 2001: Art 2 Street
- 2001: Special Issue Volume 2
- 2006: Marginal Music