Inspired by the likes of Les Sages Poètes de la Rue
, La Scred Connexion, and Lunatic
, 1995 are a French rap outfit named after the era widely regarded as the golden age of Gallic hip-hop.
MCs Alpha Wann
, Areno Jaz, Fonky Flav', Nekfeu, and Sneazzy West and beatboxer DJ Lo formed as P.O.S. in the southern suburbs of Paris in 2008 before changing their moniker two years later. A constant presence on the city's underground urban scene, the group co-founded L'Entourage, a collective of rappers, graffiti artists, and filmmakers, before scoring YouTube hits with "Dans Ta Ressoi" and the Craig Mack
-sampling "Hi Haters." In 2011, they released their debut EP, La Source, through their own Undoubleneufcinq label and, after pursuing various solo projects, followed it up a year later with La Suite. ~ Jon O'Brien, Rovi