Kodes is a rising Évry, Ile-de-France, France-born and-based emcee. Initially starting his career as a member of the Bat7 collective, the Évry, Ill-De-France-born and-based artist has had a breakthrough 2020 as a solo artist: “45 AMG,” the first single off his forthcoming full-length debut was released earlier this year — and the track wound landing at #1 on the French charts. Additionally, the French emcee has released a series of attention-grabbing, high energy freestyles titled “Méchant.”
The fifth and latest entry in the Méchant series, “Méchant 5” further establishes his growing reputation as one of France’s hottest new talents. Centered around an eerie production featuring twinkling yet hard hitting piano stabs, skittering, tweeter and woofer rocking beats, and an infectious hook, the track is roomy enough for the rising emcee to spit bars full of self-assured and dexterous French. It’s a club anthem from a hungry and rising artist, who seems ready to take over the French scene — right this very second.
Directed by frequent visual collaborator William Thomas, the recently released video follows Kodes and his crew arriving at a house to rock the fuck out and other sequences where he’s being cheered on by a gorgeous collection of cheerleaders.