Hicham Zidane, or "I.Sham" his stage name, is a young Moroccan artist born in November 6, 1989 in the district "Derb Sultan" in Casablanca.
Despite his young age, I Sham is today regarded by his peers and his audience as one of the leading figures in rap Casablanca.
He starts the rap by himself, at the age of 14 years, drawing his references from American rap. At 16 he founded his first band, "Mcs-Tragedy,” with the objective of producing a maximum. This was however not up to what he hoped, and he decides to take a break to change his music.
He returned with energy two years later, with a few solo singles. His words are very intimate; He uses an original language with expressions that are unique. He draws on his own life, while embracing themes familiar to classic rap: the love of money, problems related to drugs, and various social issues. His lyrics are absolutely committed, with a bit of provocation.
His album "Hazine Ras Lfouq" consisting of 19 tracks appears in 2010, with a particular style that borrows from both the Classic Rap and Dirty South.