Shurik’n Chang-Ti (real name Geoffroy Mussard) is a French hip hop artist born in Marseille on 11 March 1966, with Malagasy and Réunionnais origins. He is one of the members of the highly successful group IAM, as well as a major solo artist. With his brother Faf Larage (Raphaël Mussard), he also forms the group La Garde.

In 1988, he met Akhenaton, with whom he formed IAM. Mussard adopted the stage name Shurik’n Chang-Ti, reflecting his interest in Oriental culture and his background in martial arts, such as judo, karate and kung fu (in which he won a European championship in 1998). IAM released their first album, IAM Concept’, in 1990.

After three albums with IAM, Shurik’n decided to start pursuing a solo career with his 1998 album Où je vis. Already in 1997, he had collaborated with his brother on the compilation disc Chroniques de Mars, and the two published their album La Garde (album)|La Garde in 2000. Shurik’n also continued working with IAM, who published their fifth album Revoir un printemps in 2003.

In 2012, he released his second solo effort called “Tous m’appellent Shu”. Followed the next year by IAM seventh album “Arts Martiens”

Edited by Tecktoyouth on 1 Aug 2013, 14:41

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