Paris has a celebrated tradition for nurturing groundbreaking hip-hop stars, and Lomepal is another name in this long lineage. Since the 2017 release of his debut album, “Flip” – a melodic mix of rap and electro – his popularity has rocketed, thanks largely to his visceral lyrics and onstage energy. In 2018, Lomepal’s follow up album, “Jeanine,” was certified double platinum by the French record industry body SNEP. His candid interview with Wepresent was a window into his creative practice, and revealed how skater rock is more influential on his art than you might expect.
“My dream has always been to hear one of my songs played at a karaoke night.”