Chinese Man is a French independent rap collective that emerged in the mid-2000s with its own record label and a series of EP releases.
Comprised of High Ku, Sly, and Zé Mateo, the Marseille-based group sometimes counts among its membership affiliates such as producer Leo le Bug. Formed in 2004, Chinese Man made their recording debut in 2005 with The Pandi Groove EP on their own label, Chinese Man Records. A couple more EPs followed, The Bunni Groove EP (2006) and The Indi Groove EP (2007), before the release of The Groove Sessions (2007), a full-length album compiling the group's recording output to date. The follow-up album The Groove Sessions, Vol. 2 (2009) was released a couple years later and was promoted with a live performance tour of France. In addition to group output, the individual members released solo output, for instance the EPs Small City Music (2008) by Sly and Le Pudding (2008) by Leo le Bug. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi