I Am [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Like so many rappers who play it street level and live and die by the mixtape game, Memphis man Yo Gotti has maintained an uneasy relationship with the official album. His early work was indie to a fault, with long-players sounding patched together from mixtape numbers and other related whatnot, while his mainstream debut, 2012's Live from the Kitchen, suffered from its long birthing process, sounding patched together on the million-dollar level with too much input from the marketing department. Good news for fans who stuck it out this long is that I Am is the moment when the skies clear, as the album comes on strong with a hard-hitting set of openers, and then, the high...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Like so many rappers who play it street level and live and die by the mixtape game, Memphis man Yo Gotti has maintained an uneasy relationship with the official album. His early work was indie to a fault, with long-players sounding patched together from mixtape numbers and other related whatnot, while his mainstream debut, 2012's Live from the Kitchen, suffered from its long birthing process, sounding patched together on the million-dollar level with too much input from the marketing department. Good news for fans who stuck it out this long is that I Am is the moment when the skies clear, as the album comes on strong with a hard-hitting set of openers, and then, the high quality is maintained with a set of easy-flowing supportive songs that broaden the LP spectrum, all without leaving Gotti's comfort zone. Hopefully, the Feds aren't watching, because the crack game is still everything to the man, as the earworm title track boasts "I can show you how to cook right, and what a million dollars look like" plus "Man, I got a car worth your budget" over a suitably scrappy Cool & Dre production. By the time the late-album highlight "King Sh*t" rolls around with T.I. on the assist, the production has opened up enough to allow for Gotti's mansion-on-the-hill attitude and Arthur McArthur and David Versis' brilliant and brittle strain of rap-rock, new sounds that are welcome because the expected hip-hop anchors have already been dropped. Going old-school on the great "I Know," producer and guest Rich Homie Quan samples the same bit of "Why You Treat Me So Bad" that was used on Luniz's "I Got 5 on It." Living in the tradition, Meek Mill and Gotti are a classic gutter combination on the raw "F-U," and when it comes to the downtrodden "hate the game" number, "Cold Blood" with J. Cole is a perfectly placed mid-album triumph. This one is so packed and bold, it even exits on a turned-up club stunner ("Act Right" with Jeezy and YG), so consider it the big longevity payoff after years of rocky Yo Gotti albums.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2013
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 888837466523
  • Catalog Number: 374665
  • Sales rank: 19,508

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Am (3:04)
  2. 2 Don't Come Around - Kendall Morgan (3:10)
  3. 3 I Know - Rich Homie Quan (4:19)
  4. 4 Sorry (3:16)
  5. 5 F-U - Meek Mill (3:05)
  6. 6 Pride to the Side (4:21)
  7. 7 Cold Blood - Canei Finch (5:11)
  8. 8 Lebron James (3:13)
  9. 9 Die a Real Nigga (4:29)
  10. 10 King Sh*t - T.I. (3:31)
  11. 11 Respect That You Earn - Wale (4:22)
  12. 12 Ion Want It (3:17)
  13. 13 Act Right - YG (4:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Yo Gotti Primary Artist
Kent Jones Bass Guitar
Technical Credits
Millie Jackson Composer
Jay King Composer
Thomas McElroy Composer
Roger Composer
Dale Warren Composer
Randy Klein Composer
Asha Bhosle Composer
Walter Sigler Composer
Chris Athens Mastering
Robert Daniels Composer
Anthony Norris Composer
Benny Pough Executive Producer
Christopher Wallace Composer
Infamous Producer
Yo Gotti Executive Producer
The Young Stars Producer
Chris Feldmann Art Direction
Sha Money XL Executive Producer
Young Jeezy Composer
Shaffer Smith Composer
Alec Newell Engineer
Cool Producer
Dre Producer
P-Lo Producer
9th Ward Engineer
Honorable C.N.O.T.E. Producer
Antonio Rey Engineer
Moses Gallart Engineer
Juro "Mez" Davis Engineer
Olubowale Akintimehin Composer
Canei Finch Producer, Engineer
Clifford Harris Composer
Dee Brown Engineer
Mario Mims Composer
Keenon Jackson Composer
Carlton Mays Jr. Composer
Jermaine Cole Composer
Arthur McArthur Producer
Alexander Izquierdo Composer
Phatboiz Producer
Osten Harvey Jr. Composer
Rich Homie Quan Producer
Lee On the Beats Producer, Engineer
Metro Boomin Producer
Philipp Hurtt Composer
Paulo Ytienza Rodriguez Composer
Mahenra Kakpoor Composer
Kazumi Tabarak Composer
Jesse "Corparal" Wilson Producer
Greedy Money Producer
Dequanted Lamar Composer
Denzel Foster Composer
David Versis Producer
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