Popular Kabyle music artists who released the albums Tawriqt Tacevhant and Inasen.
The first part of his career was characterized by songs about love and nostalgia, including "Tayri (Love)."
His later songs have featured strong political and social commentary, including songs like "Akw nikhdaa rebbi (Be cursed)."
His son Djaaffar is also a musician.
His poetic verses have invited comparisons with American folk legend Bob Dylan.