A member of the groups 3e Prototype and Sexion d'Assaut, and a solo artist as well, French rapper and producer Maître Gims (born Gandhi Djuna) originates from the Congo but moved to France with his family at the age of two. The MC grew up surrounded by music; he's the son of vocalist Djuna Djanana. His first solo single was released in 2006, yet several years passed before he was able to concentrate on his own work. In May 2013, he released his first solo album, Subliminal, which was aided by the chart-topping success of the single "J'me Tire." The set narrowly missed the top spot on France's official SNEP album chart.