Jean-Jacques Kodjo, a.k.a. Zoxea, was born on November 11, 1974 in Sèvres, Hauts-de-Seine. He was brought up in the Castéja Project of Boulogne-Billancourt in the suburb of Paris. He is one of the three members of Les Sages Poètes de la Rue with his brother Melopheelo and Dany Dan. They made their first apparition on the hip-hop scene in 1993 on the Cool Sessions compilation and on the original soundtrack of the classic La Haine with on Baiser du Poste. Les Sages Poètes de la Rue released their first album Qu’est ce qui fait marcher les Sages in 1995. Far from the hardcore trend, Zoxea and his mates prefer an old-school approach on jazzy vibes. With the success of this first album, Zoxea and Les Sages Po’ form their own structure: Beat de Boul, in order to help the groups of their area to make it into the hip hop industry. Amongst these groups are the famous Lunatic, Malekal Morte, Movez’ Lang and Less du Neuf. Beat de Boul releases Dans la Sono in 1997 and les Sages Po’ come back the following year 1998 with their second album Jusqu’à l’Amour and are acclaimed by both their public and the media.