The world is a mystery to little Booba, but he approaches the curiosities around him with wonder, finding adventure in his everyday surroundings.

Full Name
Élie Yaffa
Dec 9, 1976
6' 3"
Net Worth


Booba, also known as B2OBA and Elie Yaffa, was born on December 9th, 1976 in Boulogne-Billancourt, France. He is of Senegalese descent and his parents are Sénégalais immigrants. Booba began his career as a rapper in 1994, when he was just 18 years old. He released his debut album Temps Mort in 2002 and it was an immediate success with the French public.

    Booba's music is heavily influenced by American rap and hip hop artists such as Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur. His lyrics often contain references to street life, money and politics, as well as other topics related to African culture and history. His albums have achieved considerable commercial success both in France and internationally, with several reaching the Top 10 on the French Albums Chart.

    In addition to his musical career, Booba has also been involved in several business ventures. He co-founded the fashion label Ünkut in 2009 and launched a line of headphones called O'Boom in 2013. He also runs his own record label Tallac Records which he established in 2003. As of 2020, he has released eight studio albums, four mixtapes and two collaborative albums with Ali all under the name Booba..

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Booba is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 9, 1976, Booba was born in Boulogne-Billancourt, France.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Booba Begins Making Music</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Booba begins making music with his friend Ali. They form the group Lunatic and release their first album "Le crime paie" in 2000.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Solo Career Launched</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Booba releases his debut solo album "Temps mort".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Rising Star in French Hip Hop Scene</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Booba becomes a rising star in the French hip hop scene with the release of his third album "Panthéon".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough Album Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Booba releases his breakthrough album "0.9". The album is an instant success and goes on to become the highest selling rap album in France that year.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Collaborates with International Artists</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Booba collaborates with international artists such as Rick Ross and 2 Chainz on his sixth studio album "Futur".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Final Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Booba releases his final album "Trone" before retiring from music.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Skilled Lyricist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Booba has a unique and clever way of using words in his rap lyrics, making him one of the most respected lyricists in French hip hop. His lyrics are often filled with wit and humor while also maintaining a deep level of intellectualism.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He Has Great Energy</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Booba has an infectious energy that comes through on each of his tracks. His music has a high level of energy and enthusiasm that gets people up and dancing. He has a great sense of rhythm which makes his music fun to listen to.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Bold and Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Booba isn't afraid to speak his mind and say what he believes. He's never been one to shy away from voicing his opinion or taking risks with his music. He's bold and fearless, which is why so many fans admire him.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First French Rapper to Reach Platinum</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Booba is the first French rapper to reach platinum status in France with his album “Temps Mort”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Founder of His Own Record Label</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Booba is the founder of his own record label, Tallac Records. He has released five albums under the label.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Started His Career as a Breakdancer</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Booba started his career as a breakdancer in 1992 before transitioning into rap music in 1994.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has His Own Clothing Line</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Booba launched his own clothing line in 2003 called ‘Ünkut’ that features apparel, footwear and accessories.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Released Music From Prison</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2002 Booba was incarcerated for 5 months due to an assault charge and during this time he released several songs from prison.</p></div>


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