Sunday, July 13, 2014

Yo Gotti - I Am (Album Review)

Release Date : November 19, 2013
Label : CMG / Epic Records

Yo Gotti is back with his new album I Am. And hes serving the fans up with more of that raw street music.  If you've been listening to Yo Gotti for a while then you already know what to expect, that trap music with the boomin 808s. Songs like LeBron James, Sorry and  F-U featuring Meek Mill are a perfect example of it. Cam'ron fans should recognize the sample in F-U as soon as they hear it. Cam used it on his Confessions Of Fire album, which is the first album I've ever brought, but that's another story.

The Jeezy and YG assisted Act Right is bound to get the club rockin. Producer PL brings that Yay Area hyphy sound to the track, and Yo Gotti pays homage to the late Mac Dre. But  I Am just isn't filled with drug talk and trap anthems, Yo Gotti gets introspective on Cold Blood featuring J. Cole & Canei Finch and the soulful Pride To the Side, produced by The Youngstars, where he talks about finding texts in his girls phone and how someone he used to hustle with ended on being on drugs.

Yo Gotti and T.I. stunt on the Arthur McArthur and David Versis produced King Shit. I Know featuring Rich Homie Quan is catchy, and the Wale and Ne-Yo featured Respect That You Earn is a radio friendly joint. One problem with Yo Gotti is at times, he can be very predictable, like on the auto-tuned Die A Real Nigga, which is nothing we haven't heard from him before. The same thing can be said about the lackluster Ion Want It. Overall I feel like Yo Gotti stepped it up on this album, and its definitely better than Live From The Kitchen.  


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