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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IAM Discography Tracks

Albums

RP 2 IAM - Concept album art IAM Concept(Cass, Album) Roker Promocion RP 2 France 1990 Sell This Version
IAM - ...De La Planete Mars album art IAM ...De La Planete Mars (Album) Virgin, Labelle noir France 1991 Sell This Version
IAM - Ombre Est Lumière (Volume 2) album art IAM Ombre Est Lumière (Volume 2) (Album) Delabel France 1993 Sell This Version
IAM - Ombre Est Lumiere (Volume 1) album art IAM Ombre Est Lumiere (Volume 1) (Album) Delabel Canada 1993 Sell This Version
IAM - Ombre Est Lumière album art IAM Ombre Est Lumière (Album, Comp) Delabel, Delabel France 1993 Sell This Version
IAM - L'Ecole Du Micro D'Argent album art IAM L'Ecole Du Micro D'Argent (Album, Comp) Delabel, Côté Obscur France 1996 Sell This Version
IAM - Revoir Un Printemps album art IAM Revoir Un Printemps (Album) Hostile Records France 2003 Sell This Version
IAM - Saison 5 album art IAM Saison 5 (Album) Polydor Canada 2007 Sell This Version
none IAM - Official Mixtape album art IAM Official Mixtape(CD, Mixtape) Not On Label (IAM Self-released) none France 2007 Sell This Version
0600753083239, edv17 IAM - 20 album art IAM 20(DVD-V + CD) AZ, Universal Music France 0600753083239, edv17 France 2008 Sell This Version
IAM - ... IAM album art IAM ... IAM (Album) Def Jam Recordings France, Def Jam Recordings France France 2013 Sell This Version
IAM - Arts Martiens album art IAM Arts Martiens (Album) Def Jam Recordings France France 2013 Sell This Version
IAM - Rêvolution album art IAM Rêvolution (Album) Def Jam Recordings France France 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

IAM - Tam Tam De L'Afrique album art IAM Tam Tam De L'Afrique (Single, Maxi) Labelle Noir, Delabel France 1991 Sell This Version
IAM - Red, Black And Green album art IAM Red, Black And Green (Maxi, Single) Labelle Noir France 1991 Sell This Version
IAM - Planète Mars album art IAM Planète Mars (Single, Maxi) Labelle Noir, Delabel France 1992 Sell This Version
IAM - Donne Moi Le Micro album art IAM Donne Moi Le Micro (Maxi) Delabel France 1993 Sell This Version
DE-8041 IAM - D.J. KHEOPS I / II (volume 1) album art IAM D.J. KHEOPS I / II (volume 1)(12", W/Lbl) Delabel DE-8041 France 1993 Sell This Version
DE-8042 IAM - D.J. KHEOPS III / IV (volume 2) album art IAM D.J. KHEOPS III / IV (volume 2)(12", W/Lbl) Delabel DE-8042 France 1993 Sell This Version
IAM - Le Feu album art IAM Le Feu (Maxi, Single) Delabel, Delabel France 1994 Sell This Version
IAM - Je Danse Le Mia album art IAM Je Danse Le Mia (Maxi, Single) Delabel France 1993 Sell This Version
IAM - Une Femme Seule / Sachet Blanc album art IAM Une Femme Seule / Sachet Blanc (Single, Maxi) Delabel, Delabel France 1993 Sell This Version
DE 3544 IAM - Le Vague À L'Arme / La 25ème Image album art FFF (2) / IAM & Daddy Nuttea* FFF (2) / IAM & Daddy Nuttea* - Le Vague À L'Arme / La 25ème Image(CD, Single, Promo) Delabel DE 3544 France 1995 Sell This Version
IAM - L'Empire Du Côté Obscur album art IAM L'Empire Du Côté Obscur (Single, Maxi) Delabel France 1997 Sell This Version
IAM - Sad Hill / Scrute Le Terrain album art Dj Khéops feat. Iam & Le 3ème Œil Dj Khéops feat. Iam & Le 3ème Œil - Sad Hill / Scrute Le Terrain Delabel France 1997 Sell This Version