Between the release of his new album and that of his film at the cinema, Dadju swims in full success. But that does not prevent him from also experiencing certain disappointments: a great French star refused to write him a song. Explanations.
This Friday, May 13, Dadju released his third album, titled cullinan. The disc contains in particular the single King, released last February. But the rapper is at the heart of a dual news : the film Ima, in which he plays himself, has also been in theaters since May 11. Two projects that he imagined and built together: “I wrote at the same time. I’ve been on this new album since the end of 2020. I really wanted to do it slowly. […] I know the album is good. Each time I wrote a title, I thought of a scene so that the screenwriter could integrate it into the film. It’s the album that was written for the movie, not the other way around.”, Dadju told Pure Charts.
If he therefore seems rather inspired and productive, Dadju has nevertheless always been open to artistic collaborations. He has achieved many feats, including the most significant with Aya Nakamura, Vitaa, Black M or even Sofiane. Not to mention those with his big brother Master Gims. Surprisingly, the artist would now dream of doing a duet with Celine Dion! But she would be very difficult to contact. So in 2018, Dadju tried to get closer to the one who made the singer so successful in the 90s: “Jhad the chance to speak with Jean-Jacques Goldman because I’m a huge fan. I asked him if it was possible to write me a song.”, he confided in En aparté on Canal +.
Dadju’s proposal declined by Jean-Jacques Goldman
But then, how did the discussion between Dadju and Jean-Jacques Goldman end? To date, no collaboration between the two artists seems to have succeeded… The reason? Jean Jacques Goldman would henceforth reserve his compositions for close friends. In any case, this is what Dadju said: “He answered me very kindly, telling me that he really liked what I was doing. But that, unfortunately, he had stopped composing. He only does it for his close friends.” Disappointment certainly for Prince Dadj. But also an honor to have been able to exchange with one of his idols: “He answered me in such a frank way that I wanted to say: ‘I’m sorry to have disturbed you Mr. Goldman!’” With the current success of Dadju, will Jean-Jacques Goldman soon change his mind? To be continued…
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Posted by melty on Monday, May 16, 2022