Grand Corps Malade, whose real name Fabien Marsaud, was born on
31 July 1977 at Blanc-Mesnil (France). Child without worries,
it is involved in the life of his neighborhood. In 1997, when
he was leader of a colony, it has a serious accident in a swimming
pool. It is going to take more than a year to regain partial use
of his legs. It will use this period of his life to write and
in 2003 when the slam (poetic verbal jousting) arrives in France,
he made his first steps on the Paris scene of the Collectif 129H.
He chose the name, Grand Corps Malade, referring to his disability
and one meter eighty-four that measure. Slam slowly found its
place and Grand Corps Malade becomes an ambassador of this movement.