Mussard was born in Marseille on 11 March 1966, with Malagasy and Réunionnais origins. In 1988, he met Akhenaton, with whom he formed IAM. Mussard adopted the stage name Shurik'n Chang-Ti, reflecting his interest in Oriental culture and his background in martial arts, such as judo, karate and kung fu. IAM released its first album, De la Planète Mars, in 1990.
After three albums with IAM, Shurik'n decided to start pursuing a solo career with his 1998 album Où je vis. The album debuted atop the French album chart . Already in 1997, he had collaborated with his brother on the compilation disc Chroniques de Mars, and the group released its album La Garde in 2000. Shurik'n also continued working with IAM, which released its fifth album, Revoir un printemps, in 2003.
Current UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges "Rush" St. Pierre, walked out to Shurik'n's song "Samurai," from Où je vis, during UFC 65 and UFC 69.