Lartiste (born 4 July 1985) is a Moroccan-born singer, rapper and songwriter living in France.

Born as Youssef Akdim in a small town south of Marrakesh, Morocco, he immigrated 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 also became a music instructor in Montfermeil.

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