Warner Chappell Music France inks global deal with rapper RK

Warner Chappell Music France has signed a global publishing deal with rising French rapper Ryad Kartoum, known by his stage name of RK.

At 19 years old, RK is “one of France’s fastest-rising breakout rap stars,” says Warner Chappell.

RK was the youngest rapper ever to be Gold certified, at 16 years old.

At 17, he became the youngest rapper ever to be Platinum certified.

RK’s first three albums have sold more than 250,000 units meaning each has been certified Gold.

Signed to Universal Music France/Capitol, RK’s debut album, Insolent, was released in 2018 and reached No.1 in the French charts.

Follow-up album Rêves de gosse followed in 2019, with Neverland, his third album, released in 2020.

RK has also featured on a number of collaboration singles with artists and rappers such as Maes, DA Uzi and SCH.

“it’s still only the start of my story.”


RK said: “The last few years have been amazing for me, but it’s still only the start of my story.

“My new album is coming out before the end of the year and I’m hopeful that it’ll be possible to perform it in front of real crowds this summer.

“I’m excited to sign to Warner Chappell Music, which works with some of the biggest songwriters in the business, it’s a great club to join.”

“RK has burst onto the music scene.”

Matthieu Tessier, Warner Chappell Music France

Matthieu Tessier, Managing Director, Warner Chappell Music France, adds: “RK has burst onto the music scene, delighting critics and connecting with fans.

“His songwriting is raw, authentic and urgent. It’s a great privilege to be able to work with him as he prepares to launch his fourth album which is sure to be his biggest yet.”Music Business Worldwide

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