Akhenaton, Shurik' N, Dj Khéops, Imhotep, Freeman, Kephren,
are the six men of group IAM (their truths names are: Philippe
Fragione, Geoffroy Mussard, Eric Mazet, Pascal Perez, Malek
Brahimi, François Mendy). Come from origins and different
cultures, they are a common passion for the hip-hop and launches
out in the adventure of a group in 1989.
They record a cassette,
become mythical since, "Concept". Located by a producer,
this first step in the professional world their makes it possible
to multiply the scenic appearances, where they develop them
rap that France is then very right discovering. In 1991, their
first album leaves: "Of the Planet Mars" which launches
their career. In 1993, with "Shade and Light" and
individual "MIA", the group makes its entry in signal
50 and remains several week at the head of this classification.
IAM is defended to have wanted to make a commercial title and
promises that there will be no Mia2. From 1995, the members
of the group launch out in solos projects. They are found in
1997 to record a double album ("the School Of the Money
Microphone") which contains some rare pearls like "Little
brother", "a Cry Runs In the Night", etc. Then
again, the members take again their independence and sails towards
their projects. It is necessary for the public to await six
long year before finding the group who leaves its 4th album
in 2003. "To re-examine One Spring" and an album with
different sonorities which borrow from various cultures of the
sounds and of the melodies which are grafted with wonder on
texts always also sour denouncing the injustices of this world.
"Saison 5" fifth opus of the group, left at the beginning
of 2007, has nothing to envy the productions American and assoit
IAM on the throne of the French rap.