Rohff - « Rimeur Originale Harcord Flow Fluide » (real name Housni M’Kouboi, born December 15, 1977) is a French rapper from Vitry-sur-Seine, in Val-de-Marne. Rohff was born in The Union of the Comoros in 1977 and immigrated to the Parisian banlieue in 1985. He first attracted attention as an MC in 1994.
A fan of 2Pac, Biggie Small, Mobb Deep, and others, Rohff began rapping around 1994. In 1998 he participated in the production of the album “Première Classe,” working on the track “On fait les choses” alongside Neg’Marrons, Mystik, and Pit Baccardi, and he began to become known to a larger audience. Member of the Mafia K’1 Fry, a group of rappers from Val-de-Marne composed, among others, of Kery James, Intouchable, and 113. The group released the album Légendaire in 1999.
The same year, he began to write his first solo album to be released in 1999 under the title “Le Code De L’Honneur,” tracks include “Appelle-moi Rohff,” “Catastrohff,” “Skyrohff,” “Rohff Vs l’État,” “Génération sacrifiée,” and “Manimal.” Strengthened by the success of his first album, his second, “La Vie Avant La Mort” (September 2001), sold approximately 250,000 copies with titles such as: : “TDSI,” “Get down, sam’di soir,” and “5-9-1,” a single off the album.
But it is through the single “Qui est l’exemple?”, released in the Spring of 2002, that gave him his real start, selling roughly 750,000 copies. “Qui est l’exemple?” heralds his debut on the major national radio stations.