I Am

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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release from the Memphis rapper features guest appearances from J. Cole, Canei Finch, Jeezy, Meek Mill, Kendall Morgan, Ne-Yo, Rich Homie Quan, T.I., Wale, and YG.
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  1. Jan 8, 2014
    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.
  2. Jan 8, 2014
    When he does step out of his zone, his temperament--hood and Memphis to the core--feels out of place. But luckily for Gotti fans, these moments of mediocrity are brief. On the majority of I Am, he stays rooted in the ideas and melodies that he’s been refining since he first dropped From Da Dope Game 2 Da Rap Game over 10 year ago.
  3. The Source
    Jan 8, 2014
    It's when Gotti ventures out of his comfort zone that he truly succeeds. [Dec 2013/Jan 2014, p.91]
  4. Jan 8, 2014
    At the end of the day, I Am’s overall passable production and flashes of potency and strength keep it afloat for a time.
  5. Jan 8, 2014
    If you can get past the ignorance, this is enjoyable for what it is - an album to be played loudly in your car, with the windows down and a middle finger up to anybody who looks at you disapprovingly.
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  2. Apr 14, 2015
    I listened to this album and I enjoyed it, but for only one reason: the production. Producers enlisted on this album include P-Lo, theI listened to this album and I enjoyed it, but for only one reason: the production. Producers enlisted on this album include P-Lo, the producer of some of the Heartbreak Gang's best songs, Metro Boomin, whom you can always rely on to make songs that people dance to in the club. However, Gotti's lacking lyrically as well as originality. He takes subject matters about women and money and combines them with the words "I am" with an interesting album cover to make them seem original. I'd honestly have to say, if Gotti showed some more originality this would have recieved a 6. If he improved lyrically as well as being original, this would have earned a 7. But I'm giving this a 5 because it lacks depth and originality. Grade: C. Highlights: "Cold Blood", "Act Right", "ION Want It". Worst songs: "Pride to the Side", "F-U", "Don't Come Around" (can you please get rid of Kendall Morgan? This is a rap album, someone singing over a trap beat, seriously???) Expand