Lartiste (born 4 July 1985) is a Moroccan singer and rapper.
Born as Youssef Benfboudaoud in a small town south of Marrakesh, Morocco, he emigrated to France at age 8 residing in Bondy, and later in Le Blanc-Mesnil, outside of Paris. At age 13, he became part of a rap band Malédiction and at 16 adopted the stage name Lartiste ("l'artiste" - "the artist" in English).
He released "Evasion", his first maxi solo in 2006 and joined the collecti French Cut releasing a mixtape Rap 1.9 in 2010. Going solo, his 2013 studio album called Lalbum ( l'album - " album " in english) introduced various musical influences including funk, soul, pop, electro and African sounds. In April 2015, he released his second studio album Fenomeno and in March 2016, he released his third album "Maestro".