New Video: Rising French Emcee DAKS Releases a Gritty Banger

DAKS is an Essonne, France-born and-based emcee, who rose to prominence through his performances in national freestyle and battle rap competitions. In 2018, the French emcee began focusing on music full time, spending his time working on material in the studio. His debut EP was produced by beatmmaker and producer Nizi and featured a prominent guest spot from Black M.

Building upon a growing profile, the rising French emcee has started to release an ongoing freestyle series Monster. “Sombre,” the second single of the series is centered around a hypnotic and hard-hitting production featuring a looped Middle Eastern-like vocal sample, tweeter and woofer rocking low end, skittering trap beats and the Essonne-born and-based emcee’s dexterous and self-assured flow. Throughout the song, DAKS rhymes about his determination and hunger to take over the French rhyme scene in a way that brings DMX to mind.

Speaking of X, the recently released video features the French emcee dressed in military fatigues in the woods — but at night, he literally burns into the titular monster, seemingly thirsting for blood and revenge.