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Booba
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Background information
Birth name Élie Yaffa
Also known as B2OBA, B2O, Kopp, Le Duc de Boulogne (The Duke of Boulogne), Saddam Hauts-de-Seine
Born 9 December 1976 (1976-12-09) (age 44)
Origin Boulogne-Billancourt, Île-de-France, France
Genres
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Voice
Years active 1994–present
Labels Tallac, Universal, Barclay, Because, 45 Scientific, Musicast l'Autreprod
Associated acts Ali, Diddy, Ryan Leslie, Akon, Bushido, T-Pain, Nessbeal, La Fouine, 92I, Tony Parker, 113, Rock City, Alborosie, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Kaaris, Lacrim

Élie Yaffa ( born 9 December 1976), better known under his stage name Booba, is a French rapper. After a brief stint as a break dancer in the early 1990s, Booba partnered with his friend Ali to form Lunatic. The duo released a critically acclaimed album in 2000 but disbanded in 2003. Booba has since embarked on a successful solo career, selling more than 10 million discs over his career and becoming the most legally downloaded artist in French history. Booba is praised for the quality of his flow and beats but often criticized because of the controversial nature of his lyrics. He has also established the rap label Tallac Records, and developed a line of jewellery.

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