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MHD Has Reportedly Been Arrested In Connection with a Gang Related Murder in Paris

French police have brought the afro trap rapper in for questioning as part of their investigation into the death of a 23-year-old man who was killed last year.

French rapper MHD has reportedly been arrested yesterday in connection with a gang related murder in Paris, French publication Le Point reports.

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MHD's Music Video for 'Bébé' Is a Glowing Celebration of Black Love

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MHD's new music video for his new single "Bébé" featuring Dadju will brighten your day.

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MHD, France's Afro Trap King, on His Latest Album '19'

We talk to MHD about his sophomore album and what it's like to be such a prominent figure in both France and Africa's music scenes.

Mohamed Sylla, better known as MHD, 24, is the French phenomenon taking his sound inspired by a love of afrobeats, hip-hop, and trap around the world.

His most recent album, 19, has gone gold and introduced a side to the artist unknown to his loyal fans. The album's strength lies in it being an open letter to the fans that have been with him over the course of the past few years. It's the story of a life pre and post fame.

We got to speak to MHD last month. Although he's notorious for non-stop touring and just sold out London's O2 arena, it was a calm moment before the storm that was to come. He's already on another multi-country tour, as we speak.

This interview was conducted in French and has been translated and edited for length and clarity.

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Listen to MHD's New Album '19'

MHD's second album is brilliant and reveals of a side of the young artist we haven't seen through versatile production and features from Wizkid, Salif Keita, and Yemi Alade.

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