The paralysed producer who makes music with his eyes

The hip-hop artist Pone has been left totally immobilised by motor neurone disease. But even that can’t silence him, he tells Anaïs Brémond

His mind, trapped inside his unresponsive body, functions as it always used to: bursting with ideas


Interviewing an artist who can’t speak is an unusual, almost meditative experience. I am in a small town outside Toulouse in south-western France to meet Pone, a beatmaker who helped shape the sound of French hip-hop in the 1990s. As part of...

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