It is a charming house with three bedrooms, ideally located a few hundred meters from the school, in the center of a quiet residential area, described by Younès Boucif.No, it’s not a real estate ad, but the lavish decor the 27-year-old rapper and comedian grew up in, most recently on the series interesting Produced by Fanny Herrero, it airs on Netflix in 2022.
Sitting on a sofa in a Parisian cafe with a lemon-ginger smoothie in his hands, he speaks about the identity of a person “Rebeu des pavilions”, as described on his first album, due out in October 2022.But what makes him stand out from the public is his presence in interestinga series about the world of Parisian stand-up comedy, in which he played the young comedian Nezil — who, despite his professed amusingness, is not in real life “sometimes”.
The artist of Algerian descent and his sister and brother lived almost all their lives in Mont Saint-Aignan, a sort of “wisteria lane,” the chic American suburb depicted in desperate housewives, four kilometers from Rouen. His father is a professor of economics and his mother is a professor of computer science. “My father grew up without parents and my mother came from a poor family. They managed to become teachers and created a situation for themselves which makes me proud of them ” said Younes. In the history of the Boucif family, there is no city tower, but a building with a gray slate roof, we guess in its clip prominent status, the whole family was dressed in black and posed in front.This scene is reminiscent of Bong Joon Ho’s movie poster parasites, It was inspired by this: “For a parasitic family, do you understand? », Comment on the rapper.
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Of the 19,000 people who live in the small town, kindergarten friend Yassine describes a shared community of communities “Most people don’t come from the same place as us”. “It’s strange: how could I be here? », Younes began to question himself around the age of 10, when he discovered that people culturally similar to him didn’t live in the area. This idea persisted for many years: “Compared to my peers, I felt bad, like I got too good, like being an Arab I must come from a more popular place. I was a little bit ashamed and I told myself I was so lucky up”he recalled.
The subject was never brought up at the family dinner table, and his eldest brother Adil, nine years his senior, silently said something similar to himself: “When we drive into town, we drive a beautiful, state-of-the-art Renault Espace. Everyone else on board is in a truck with cargo on the roof. I’m thinking: why don’t we have that too? »
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