IAM

Profile:
French Hip Hop crew from Marseille, formed in 1989.
By the early 90’s a number of rap stars such as NTM and MC Solaar had emerged from the Paris suburbs and started making their mark upon the French music scene. Meanwhile the multi-cultural town of Marseille, in the South of France, was proving to be fertile ground for a second wave of the rap movement, spearheaded by the group IAM (pronounced as English "I am").

In the beginning the group was born in 1984/85 when rapper Akhenaton and DJ Khéops performed under the name of "Lively Crew". In 1988 the group's name was changed to "B Boys Stance".
One year later Shurik'n, producer Imhotep, dancer Kephren and Freeman (3), a dancer who started to rap, joined them. The name of the group was changed again - and so in 1989 IAM (Imperial Asiatic Men) was born.

They autoproduced a cassette named "Concept" that swiftly spread their name and their fame in the whole town. This tape became kind of mythic and within a short time every youth had heard the name of "IAM".

In the following years IAM produced five very successful albums. For 2013 the upcoming album "I AM Legend" is planned in collaboration with Ennio Morricone.

Freeman (3) officially left the group in 2009.
Since a long time Said is always seen together with the group. He performs with them on stage and in the studio and sometimes he is mentioned to be the sixth member of them.
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Albums

RP 2 Concept — IAM IAM Concept(Cass, Album) Roker Promocion RP 2 France 1990 Sell This Version
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07777 7868952 2 ...De La Planete Mars — IAM IAM ...De La Planete Mars (Album) Virgin, Labelle noir 07777 7868952 2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
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7243 8 39212 1 8 Ombre Est Lumière (Volume 2) — IAM IAM Ombre Est Lumière (Volume 2) (Album) Delabel 7243 8 39212 1 8 France 1993 Sell This Version
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V4 39209 Ombre Est Lumiere (Volume 1) — IAM IAM Ombre Est Lumiere (Volume 1) (Album) Delabel V4 39209 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
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none Mixtape 19361 Part 2 - Le Combat Sans Fin — IAM Cut Killer & IAM Cut Killer & IAM - Mixtape 19361 Part 2 - Le Combat Sans Fin (Comp) IZB none France 1994 Sell This Version
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IAM9604 L'Ecole Du Micro D'Argent — IAM IAM L'Ecole Du Micro D'Argent (Album, Comp) Delabel, Côté Obscur IAM9604 France 1996 Sell This Version
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7243 5 93578 2 9 Revoir Un Printemps — IAM IAM Revoir Un Printemps (Album) Hostile Records 7243 5 93578 2 9 France 2003 Sell This Version
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9847667 Saison 5 — IAM IAM Saison 5 (Album) Polydor 9847667 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
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DDCASEY002/1 Official Mixtape — IAM IAM Official Mixtape(CD, Mixtape) La Cosca DDCASEY002/1 France 2007 Sell This Version
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0600753087244, edv17 20 — IAM IAM 20 AZ, Universal Music France 0600753087244, edv17 France 2008 Sell This Version
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0602537587131, 53758713 ... IAM — IAM IAM ... IAM (Album) Def Jam Recordings France, Def Jam Recordings France 0602537587131, 53758713 France 2013 Sell This Version
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371 943 Arts Martiens — IAM IAM Arts Martiens (Album) Def Jam Recordings France 371 943 France 2013 Sell This Version
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06255734358 Rêvolution — IAM IAM Rêvolution (Album) Def Jam Recordings France 06255734358 France 2017 Sell This Version
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28079 082550-7 Yasuke  — IAM IAM Yasuke (Album) Def Jam Recordings 28079 082550-7 France 2019 Sell This Version
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389 862 6 Rimes Essentielles — IAM IAM Rimes Essentielles (Album) Côté Obscur, La Cosca 389 862 6 France 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

DE 055058 , DE 055058 Tam Tam De L'Afrique — IAM IAM Tam Tam De L'Afrique (Maxi, Single) Labelle Noir, Delabel DE 055058 , DE 055058 France 1991 Sell This Version
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90667 Red, Black And Green — IAM IAM Red, Black And Green (Maxi, Single) Labelle Noir 90667 France 1991 Sell This Version
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DE 05515 Planète Mars — IAM IAM Planète Mars (Single, Maxi) Delabel DE 05515 France 1992 Sell This Version
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7243 8 92131 2 6 Donne Moi Le Micro — IAM IAM Donne Moi Le Micro (Maxi, EP) Delabel 7243 8 92131 2 6 France 1993 Sell This Version
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STAGE 3 Pharaon — IAM IAM Pharaon(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label STAGE 3 France 1993 Sell This Version
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STAGE 7 Vos Dieux Ont Les Mains Sales / J'aurais Pu Croire — IAM IAM Vos Dieux Ont Les Mains Sales / J'aurais Pu Croire(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label STAGE 7 1993 Sell This Version
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STAGE 5 BC2666 Le Feu / Cosmos — IAM IAM Le Feu / Cosmos(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label STAGE 5 BC2666 France 1993 Sell This Version
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STAGE 1 Contrat de Conscience / Où Sont Les Roses — IAM IAM Contrat de Conscience / Où Sont Les Roses(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label STAGE 1 France 1993 Sell This Version
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DE-8041 D.J. KHEOPS I / II (volume 1) — IAM IAM D.J. KHEOPS I / II (volume 1)(12", W/Lbl) Delabel DE-8041 France 1993 Sell This Version
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DE-8042 D.J. KHEOPS III / IV (volume 2) — IAM IAM D.J. KHEOPS III / IV (volume 2)(12", W/Lbl) Delabel DE-8042 France 1993 Sell This Version