By Myriam Ben Ghazi | Sep 5 2011Balti , rap , tunisan
Balti, real name Mohamed Saleh, was born on April 10th,Â 1980 in the Medina (Kasbah), where he was raised.
Balti started off his artistic career as a member of the boy band Wled Bled (City Boys).
Balti was a multi-talented artist as a rapper, lyricist, and music writer.Â His first solo effort was an unofficial album in 2003 that introduced him to the hip-hop community in Tunisia.
He also worked on the soundtrack for theÂ film “TheÂ Prince” by Mohamed Zran. Balti wrote the melodies and performedÂ three songsÂ in the movie, plus theÂ end soundtrack.
Balti has performed on stageÂ with international artists including Rohff,Â Tandem,Â FactorX,Â Sinik, Diam’s, AmelÂ Bent,Â Sniper, Nadia, and WillyÂ Denzey, and he opened for MethodmanÂ and Redman in concertÂ in Germany.
He recently founded X-Tension, a new rap group that he now works with. In 2006, X- Tension released their firstÂ official album produced by ADÂ Production in Tunisia.Â The albumÂ was entitled “OurÂ True World” or “Notre Monde en Vrai.”