Whether it's the Legion of Honor that was presented to him by the Malian Minister of Culture, or his inclusion in France's Afrique Magazine as "One of the Most Influential African Personalities," Mokobé is recognized as the biggest talent coming out of Mali. His solo debut, Mon Afrique, dropped in 2007 and he's since recorded hits like "Mali Forever" and "Malembe." The rap king released his second studio effort, Africa Forever, in October 2011.