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Full Name Kery James
Date of Birth December 28, 1977
Age 46 years, 2 months, 19 days
Birthplace Guadeloupe
Birth City Les Abymes
Country France
Horoscope Capricorn

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Kery James Biography

Kery James is one of the most popular and richest Rapper who was born on December 28, 1977 in Guadeloupe, Les Abymes, France. Rapper, singer and producer who first came to prominence during his teenage years as a member of the French rap crew Idéal Junior. He went on to find success as a solo artist with such tracks as “Relève la tête,” “Lettre à la République” and “Racailles.”

His music video for “L’impasse” was directed by Luc Besson.

At around thirteen years old, he became a member of the group Idéal Junior (later abbreviated to Idéal J). There he was known as Daddy Kery. Idéal J garnered a few singles with explicit titles like “Hardcore”, “Pour une poignée de dollars” and a first album titled Original MC’s sur une mission. In 1992, their single “La vie est brutale” was released showing great promise though one of the talented artists, Alter MC (who is nowadays known as Jessy Money), promptly left the group. In subsequent years while colleague DJ Mehdi progressed as a prominent producer, Kery worked extensively on writing new material, his texts reflecting a life that involved altercations with the police, street rivalries and an omnipresent fear of death.

In 1996 the band’s first album under the moniker Ideal J led the group to become renowned and respected as amongst the top French rappers with well-known singles like “Ghetto français”, “Show business” and “Je veux du cash”. Ideal J multiplied their appearances on Maxis and as featured acts, reaching a surprising maturity with the single “J’désole mes parents” present on the compilation Nouvelle donne. However, Kery’s career was put temporarily on hold in 1999 when his close childhood friend Las Montana was shot and killed. Kery took refuge in religious faith and took the name Ali as a symbol of his full conversion to Islam.

He married Ayna Mathurin in 2005. He is of Haitian descent.

NameKery James
First NameKery
Last NameJames
OccupationRapper
BirthdayDecember 28
Birth Year1977
Place of BirthGuadeloupe
Home TownLes Abymes
Birth CountryFrance
Birth SignCapricorn
Full/Birth Name
FatherNot Available
MotherNot Available
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseAyna Mathurin
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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In 2004, Kery James’ second album, Ma vérité continued to underline social and political militant messages taking positions on such subjects as the war in Iraq and on reality TV. However, at the same time, duets with very popular stars such as Diam’s Mélanie Giorgadès and Amel Bent, started to distance him from his underground image.

Kery James Net Worth

Kery James is one of the richest Rapper from France. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Kery James's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He moved from Guadeloupe to mainland France at age 7. He lived in the Orly suburb of Paris.

His solo album Réel (2009) reached the top of the French album charts.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeRapper
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

In March 2008 this metamorphosis to mainstream popularity was underlined by a new album À l’ombre du show business whose title track was a collaboration with legendary French chanson star Charles Aznavour. Other tracks included Le combat continue part III, Banlieusards and Vrai Peura. On its first week of release the album reached third place on the French charts with 24,459 albums sold. For the music videos of this album, he worked with Luc Besson, Matthieu Kassovitz, J.G Biggs and Chris Macari.

Kery James's Height & Physical Stats

Kery James height Not available right now. Kery weight Not Known & body measurements will update soon.

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WeightNot Known
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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In October 2001, he released his solo album “Si c’était à refaire” with, among others, the tracks “28 décembre 1977”, “Si c’était à refaire”, “Soledad”, and “Y’a pas d’couleur”. This album is very personal and benefits from numerous collaborations: Nubians, Salif Keita… The rap is influenced by African, Arabic, Cuban musical influences, without forgetting the use of percussions and original instruments for this music style as the xylophone. He sings his African roots but also the problems of society like money, violence, and moral values. This album reflects the surprising maturity of Kery.

Who is Kery James Dating?

According to our records, Kery James married to Ayna Mathurin. As of February 1, 2024, Kery James’s is not dating anyone.

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Interesting Facts about Kery James

  1. Kery James is a French rapper and actor.
  2. He was born on December 28, 1977 in Guadeloupe.
  3. His real name is Alix Mathurin.
  4. He co-founded the rap group Ideal J in 1995.
  5. Kery James has released eight solo albums to date.
  6. He is known for his socially conscious lyrics and activism.
  7. In 2018, he received the Grand Prix de la Sacem award for his contribution to French music.
  8. Kery James has also acted in several films and TV shows.
  9. He has collaborated with many notable artists including IAM and Youssou N’Dour.
  10. His most popular songs include “Banlieusards” and “Lettre à la République”.

Facts & Trivia

Kery Ranked on the list of most popular Rapper. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in France. Kery James celebrates birthday on December 28 of every year.

Key Events

  1. Alix Mathurin (French pronunciation: ​[aliks matyˈʁɛ̃]; born 28 December 1977) better known as Kery James, is a French rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer from Orly, who was born in Guadeloupe to Haitian parents..

  2. In 1992, their single "La vie est brutale" was released showing great promise though one of the talented artists, Alter MC (who is nowadays known as Jessy Money), promptly left the group..

  3. In 1996 the band's first album under the moniker Ideal J led the group to become renowned and respected as amongst the top French rappers with well-known singles like "Ghetto français", "Show business" and "Je veux du cash"..

  4. However, Kery's career was put temporarily on hold in 1999 when his close childhood friend Las Montana was shot and killed..

  5. In October 2001, he released his solo album "Si c'était à refaire" with, among others, the tracks "28 décembre 1977", "Si c'était à refaire", "Soledad", and "Y'a pas d'couleur"..

  6. In 2004, Kery James' second album, Ma vérité continued to underline social and political militant messages taking positions on such subjects as the war in Iraq and on reality TV..

  7. In March 2008 this metamorphosis to mainstream popularity was underlined by a new album À l'ombre du show business whose title track was a collaboration with legendary French chanson star Charles Aznavour..