Considered one of the most revolutionary hip-hop bands, IAM are known for their electrifying and unique live shows. Get ready to hit the dance floor and sing every word at the top of your lungs in an experience like no other. Your IAM tickets are waiting for you on StubHub and are available at the click of a button.
IAM – an original music style
The band members of IAM are all originally from the French town of Marseilles, but the band started forming during one of Philippe Fragione's (Akhenaton) stints in New York in the '80s. He met Eric Mazel (Kheops), who was a DJ, and Geoffroy Mussard (Shurik'n), and together they originally formed a trio named B Boys Stance. At a later stage, Pascal Perez (Imhotep) joined the band, as did hip-hop dancers Malek Sultan and Divin Kephren. By 1989, IAM was formed of these original 6 members and adapted a unique style, mixing French beats with Middle Eastern-style lyrics, drawing inspiration from anthropologist and linguist Cheikh Anta Diop. Their first cassette, "Concept", was home made, released in 1989 and earned them a following in Paris. By 1990, they got an opportunity to open the Madonna concert at the prestigious Bercy stadium, and they released their first album "De La Planete Mars" in 1991 to huge success. One of the most notable songs from that album, "Les Tam-Tam de l’Afrique", was one of the first French rap songs to discuss slavery and used a sample from a Stevie Wonder song. IAM won the award for "Best Group of the Year" at the Victoires de la Musique awards in 1995, and went on to collaborate with American hip-hop artists such as the Wu-Tang Clan and Inspectah Deck.
An unmissable live show
Hip-hop fans can’t miss the opportunity to get IAM tickets for the chance to experience a once in a lifetime show. The band has released over 10 albums and over 20 singles, but each member has worked on their own individual projects over the years, which makes each show a unique and musically rich experience. The IAM band members know how to work a crowd and transform every venue into a hub of high energy during their live concerts. So don’t miss out, buy or sell your IAM tickets today in a few simple clicks using the StubHub website.
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