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 IAM - Concept album art IAM Concept(Cass, Album) Roker Promocion RP 2 France 1990 Sell This Version
0 7778 68954 6 IAM - ...De La Planete Mars album art IAM ...De La Planete Mars (Album) Virgin, Labelle noir 0 7778 68954 6 France 1991 Sell This Version
7243 8 39212 1 8 IAM - Ombre Est Lumière (Volume 2) album art IAM Ombre Est Lumière (Volume 2) (Album) Delabel 7243 8 39212 1 8 France 1993 Sell This Version
V4 39209 IAM - Ombre Est Lumiere (Volume 1) album art IAM Ombre Est Lumiere (Volume 1) (Album) Delabel V4 39209 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
IAM9604 IAM - L'Ecole Du Micro D'Argent album art IAM L'Ecole Du Micro D'Argent (Album, Comp) Delabel, Côté Obscur IAM9604 France 1996 Sell This Version
7243 5 93578 2 9 IAM - Revoir Un Printemps album art IAM Revoir Un Printemps (Album) Hostile Records 7243 5 93578 2 9 France 2003 Sell This Version
9847667 IAM - Saison 5 album art IAM Saison 5 (Album) Polydor 9847667 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
DDCASEY002/1 IAM - Official Mixtape album art IAM Official Mixtape(CD, Mixtape) La Cosca DDCASEY002/1 France 2007 Sell This Version
0600753087244, edv17 IAM - 20 album art IAM 20 AZ, Universal Music France 0600753087244, edv17 France 2008 Sell This Version
0602537587131, 53758713 IAM - ... IAM album art IAM ... IAM (Album) Def Jam Recordings France, Def Jam Recordings France 0602537587131, 53758713 France 2013 Sell This Version
371 943 IAM - Arts Martiens album art IAM Arts Martiens (Album) Def Jam Recordings France 371 943 France 2013 Sell This Version
06255734358 IAM - Rêvolution album art IAM Rêvolution (Album) Def Jam Recordings France 06255734358 France 2017 Sell This Version
28079 082550-7 IAM - Yasuke album art IAM Yasuke (Album) Def Jam Recordings France 28079 082550-7 France 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DE 055058 , DE 055058 IAM - Tam Tam De L'Afrique album art IAM Tam Tam De L'Afrique (Maxi, Single) Labelle Noir, Delabel DE 055058 , DE 055058 France 1991 Sell This Version
90667 IAM - Red, Black And Green album art IAM Red, Black And Green (Maxi, Single) Labelle Noir 90667 France 1991 Sell This Version
DE 05515 IAM - Planète Mars album art IAM Planète Mars (Single, Maxi) Labelle Noir, Delabel DE 05515 France 1992 Sell This Version
7243 8 92131 2 6 IAM - Donne Moi Le Micro album art IAM Donne Moi Le Micro (Maxi, EP) Delabel 7243 8 92131 2 6 France 1993 Sell This Version
STAGE 3 IAM - Pharaon album art IAM Pharaon(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label STAGE 3 France 1993 Sell This Version
STAGE 7 IAM - Vos Dieux Ont Les Mains Sales / J'aurais Pu Croire album art IAM Vos Dieux Ont Les Mains Sales / J'aurais Pu Croire(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label STAGE 7 1993 Sell This Version
STAGE 5 BC2666 IAM - Le Feu / Cosmos album art IAM Le Feu / Cosmos(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label STAGE 5 BC2666 France 1993 Sell This Version
STAGE 1 IAM - Contrat de Conscience / Où Sont Les Roses album art IAM Contrat de Conscience / Où Sont Les Roses(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label STAGE 1 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
STAGE 2 IAM - Le Dernier Empereur / Je Lâche la Meute album art IAM Le Dernier Empereur / Je Lâche la Meute(12", W/Lbl) Not On Label STAGE 2 France 1993 Sell This Version
DE 3381 IAM - Je Danse Le Mia album art IAM Je Danse Le Mia (Single, Maxi) Delabel DE 3381 France 1993 Sell This Version