“Dripping with a grimy, intellectual Northwest sound, Oldominion/Sandpeople/Clockwerk cohort IAME has received local notoriety with his first two LPs, Noise Complaints and I Am My Enemy. The albums showcase IAME’s thoughtfulness and are soaked in clever folksy samples and delicate beats. Whether battle-rapping or performing his fleshed-out material, the Portland lyricist is well aware of the weight of words—constructing dirty knockout punch lines and in the same breath acknowledging his own human weaknesses.”
- SARA MOSKOVITZ
IAME’s album I Am My Enemy reached #3 on the CMJ hip hop charts, behind only Mos Def and Eyedea & Abilities.
IAME has been featured on MTVu.com for the Sandpeople video “Hate Aside” and has seen regular rotation on MTV Australia for the video “Roll Call (feat. Sandpeople),” which was a collaboration with Australian producer DJ Bonez.
IAME has shared stages with such notable performers as the Wu-Tang Clan, E-40, Lyrics Born, Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Guru (Gangstarr), Living Legends, Aesop Rock, Mr. Lif, Jedi Mind Tricks, Fatlip, Boot Camp Clik, and has been consistently touring the midwest and west coast with such acts as Grayskul (Rhymesayers), Sleep (Up Above/Strange Famous), The Chicharones (Camobear), Awol One and the Shape Shifters, Boom Bap Project (Rhymesayers), Luckyiam (Living Legends), and acclaimed Australian group Bliss N Eso (Illusive Sounds).