Soolking: the origin of his nickname inspired by the One Piece manga

This Thursday, February 17, the France 4 / Culturebox channel is broadcasting the concert from 9:10 p.m. Soolking’s Big Night around the rapper of Algerian origin. The opportunity to discover the origin of his nickname…

Make way for music this Thursday, February 17 in the first part of the evening, with the rebroadcast on France 4 of the concert Soolking’s Big Night from 9:10 p.m. The one who revealed himself as a child on Instagramnow 32 years old, received there in the setting of the Casino de Paris many artists for many duos such as Louane, the young dad DadjuIbrahim Maalouf, Heuss l’Enfoiré, recently taken into custody for domestic violenceSofiane, Dhurata Dora, Sifax and Fianso, who had suffered a dramatic weight loss for her role in the series The Savages.

Soolking had started his career as a professional dancer

But where does the nickname come from? Soolking, nickname of Abderraouf Derradji, born in El Hammamet in Algeria? You should know that the artist had started her career as a professional dancer in a local troupe, before she went on stage all over the world. After fleeing with his passport, while the training was in Italy, he was forced to return to Africa, without money or work. “When I left Europe for the bled, I was archi-disgusted but it was a good thing. […] That’s where I really started making music. That I got really invested in music“, he had told in the web show HQ against Guillaume Pley and youtuber Jimmy Labeeu.

Soolking was previously called MC Sool

The one who will then know the success with his tube Rockstar then begins to perform under the pseudonym MC Sool. Before being speechless in front of an episode of a successful manga in which a character becomes a music star himself. “It came like that. I discovered One Piece a bit late. We were in 2015 or 2016 when I discovered the character of Soul King“, he had also explained on the set. “When I got to the episode where Brook becomes Soul King, I thought it was crazy. My name was MC Sool at the time. I said to myself : ‘Take off that useless MC and put on Soolking like him‘. So there !“. But he assures him: his new nickname Soolking is a pure coincidence and has nothing to do with that of MC Sool, even if he kept the spelling!