It's well known that rapper Booba loves competition and clashes. A legacy of American rap to which the MC of 92, ex-member of the tandem Lunatic, was bottle-fed for several years. Latest example? 6G. Or the latest single from the self-proclaimed Duke of Boulogne in which he takes a dig at reality TV candidate Maeva Ghennam. We also know that B2O hates trash TV and those it calls “influvoleurs” teasingly. He made it clear in a punchline of this new sound which announces an (umpteenth) return of the king of clashes.
Head slaps and clashes in the head
On February 2, 2024, Booba releases the very sophisticated clip for his new sound entitled 6G. Or the logical sequence of titles 3G, 4G (or the last good sound of the artist's career on the album Nero Nemesis) and more recently 5G. What do these four tracks have in common? A sort of return to the roots of raw and angry rap, professional kicking without embellishment or zumba. We had almost forgotten about it, between his questionable big ups Eric Zemmour and his weird connections with Didier Raoult, that Booba could still rap well. In 6G, the rapper delivers punchlines one after the other, always with the insolence of his 20s. We thought B.2.OBA had been washed away for several years, between clashes on Instagram and sample of barbie Girl (on the infamous Ratpi World), but the Johnny of French rap still has more under the hood. Then, suddenly, at the bend of 6Gwe hear Booba pronouncing the name of Maeva Ghennam…
We rewind, replay the action in slow motion, dissect the punch – or the valve, it depends – to better understand: “Life is a bitch, like Maeva Ghennam, she needs to change her pussy!” Here, the rapper alludes to a controversy provoked by the reality TV candidate. In 2021, she shocked public opinion after a cosmetic procedure on her private parts. She said in an Instagram story: “I have a beautiful vagina, I don't have protruding labia, it needs to be taken care of. My doctor is the best for this. It's so good, like, it's like I'm 12 years old.” Comments referring to the tightness of her post-operation vagina. Between Maeva and the scalpel, it's a great love story. The starlet has had numerous operations: chest, lips, cheekbones, nose, buttocks And vagina. Booba, for his part, redid his portrait in a puzzle style.
Booba announces a new album
Obviously, the dig at Maeva Ghennam, whether funny, brutal, or a bit of both, is only one of the cogs in the mechanics of this new single. Indeed, 6G is a parade of punchlines and other “metagores” of which only Booba has the secret. It is also and above all a banger as an appetizer for what he said would be the single from a new album to come. Three days after the publication of the clip of 6Gthe rapper revealed what looks like a cover album. We find this one in white marcel like on the cover of his very first solo album, Timeout, released in 2002. The circle is complete. With or without Maeva Ghennam, 6G allows Booba to once again take the throne of French rap. Throne that he himself had left vacant with ULTRA his latest album which was supposed to be the conclusion of his career as a rapper. Ad-vitam Aeternamhis new album, is due to be released on February 9, 2024.