Alix Mathurin (French pronunciation: [a.liks.ma.ty'ʁɛ̃] ; born, December 28, 1977) better known as Kery James (French pronunciation: [ke.ʁi'dʒɛms]), is a Muslim French rapper, singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer, who was born in West Indies from Haitian parents. His mother raised him in Orly, a suburb of Paris. Nowadays with his three solo albums, he is one of the most respected French rappers. The media labelled him "the rapper repented through Islam". Kery James is aware of it, he really assumes this image. " I prefer to be the one who hold this role rather than somebody else. Numerous young Muslims are tempted to be intolerant or extremist. If I can open their eyes it is a good thing for them."