This young 27-year-old woman is rewriting the rules of French rap. Her pseudonym, Lala &ce, is pronounced Lala Ace, just like in tennis, and she makes no secret of her admiration for Serena Williams. Born in Bron, a French town near Lyons, she’s lived in London, Paris and even Lisbon. Enriched by her diversity, this Franco-Ivorian released her impressive debut album, Everything Tasteful, in early 2021 and she was immediately lauded as one of the most fascinating rising stars of the French rap scene. She’s got a long list of plus points: laid back voice, instinctive flow, knowing when to step down the pace in order to take sensuality up a notch, unabashed androgyny, palpable queer pride, a passion for Nietzsche, and also a talent for communicating through body language while simultaneously addressing our minds. Game, set and match.