Speaker Profile

Hamza -

Job TitleArtist

Company NameJust Woke Up (Belgium)


Hamza a.k.a The SauceGod is a chart-topping Belgian rapper of Moroccan origins, who recently achieved the most streamed album in France with his debut Paradise (released March 1. 2019)

Hamza had returned in January to share the title track and music video for title-track ‘Paradise.’ His melodic and effortlessly smooth French flow are on full display, proving his prowess transcends language. The video sees Hamza in a deserted, Super 8 tinged ‘Paradise,’ directed by Jean-Charles Charavin.

Over the last 5 years, the melodic rapper-singer has been able to carve his own path as the missing link between the Atlanta, Toronto and Brussels scenes. With notice from Drake's partner & OVO-founder Oliver El-Khatib (on his OVO sound Beats 1 show), Migos’ Offset (link) and championed by specialized media (Pitchfork, Vice, Colors, Highsnobiety, Clique, etc) who hail him as the "Belgian answer to Young Thug", the 24-year-old gave last year a real taster with with its Gold-certified mixtape 1994, and - its singles ‘Godzilla,’ the dancehall-infused, club-ready ‘Vibes’ and the Gold-certified single ‘Life’ with 20M+ streams. Earlier in 2019 he was invited by Drake to perform on his sold out Paris Arena Show.

Hamza had announced unprecedented collabs with some of France’s biggest names – Afropop hitmaker Aya Nakamura, Christine and the Queens, multi-platinum rapper SCH – across Paradise. Each artist brings an expert perspective, perfectly complementing Hamza’s mix of cerebral, trap beats and minimal dance bangers.

His track HS (feat SCH) is currently soundtracking the Beats by Dre International campaign starring Neymar

Paradise was released via Just Woke Up / Rec.118 / Warner on March 1, 2019.

It entered #2 in the French National charts, and was the #1 album at streaming that week.


Just Woke Up was established in 2017, born from a rise of consciousness.
We are a creative company focused on durability, operating from Brussels, Belgium.

Conference Sessions

  • Mixing Artistic Excellence & Mainstream: A Talk with Hamza Q&A

    07 Jun 2019, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM, Ca$h Factory

    Followed by a Meet the Speakers Session   France, like many other European territories, has a very strong domestic rap scene, which is now the leading genre in ...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
      2. Event Date
        Fri, Jun 7
      3. Event Theme
        Music Business
        Music Genre Focus

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