I Am... [Explicit]
 
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I Am... [Explicit]

Nas
April 6, 1999

$6.99
Song Title Artist
Time
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1
Album Intro (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas
2:50
2
N.Y. State of Mind Pt. ll (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas
3:36
3
Hate Me Now (feat.- Puff Daddy) (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas feat. Puff Daddy
4:44
4
Small World (Explicit Version) [Explicit] Nas
4:45
5
Favor For A Favor (featuring Scarface) (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas featuring Scarface
4:07
6
We Will Survive (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas
5:00
7
Ghetto Prisoners (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas
4:00
8
You Won't See Me Tonight (featuring Aaliyah) (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas featuring Aaliyah
4:22
9
I Want To Talk To You (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas
4:36
10
Dr. Knockboot (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas
2:25
11
Life Is What You Make It (featuring DMX) (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas featuring DMX
4:04
12
Big Things (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas
3:39
13
Nas Is Like [Explicit] Nas
3:57
14
K-I-SS-I-N-G (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas
4:15
15
Money Is My Bitch (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas
4:02
16
Undying Love (Album Version) [Explicit] Nas
4:23

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 6, 1999
  • Release Date: March 5, 1999
  • Label: Columbia
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  • Total Length: 1:04:47
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B00138D1OA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (440 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,842 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

Customer Reviews

People say that Nas crossed over with this album.
Amazon Customer
I love his lyrical skills, his flow is tight, and the beats are the off the hook.
dgreen85@hotmail.com
"Undying Love" is the best song on the album and one of Nas' best.
AG

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Socrates on March 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This album was slept on by many heads even though it was one of the best (yeah I said it!) album os 1999! The fact is that this is one of Nas' poorer efforts and even still it is better than 99% of the trash that is coming out!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 23, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I wrote a different review so Im hoping the other one wont be shown after this one since Ive changed my opinion about this CD...
Anyway, "I Am" is my favorite album. I wish this one and "It Was Written" would get more credit by Hip Hop fans who claim "Illmatic is the best". I don't see how. I have heard every Nas album and this one is by far.. the best. People just don't understand Escobar because he's more mature and more of a thinker.. unlike nasty. This album is certainly worth the money, so please listen yourself instead of copying people why say illmatic was a "classic" and everything else from Nas is trash.
"I Am" isnt perfection, but it's still ill, in my opinion. The Intro was tight, followed by at least 10 good songs after. "NY state of mind pt 2" which was a sequel to "NY state of mind" from illmatic, tells about life in New York, over a great piano beat. "Hate Me Now" was great.. Puffy or no Puffy. I wasnt concerned with the hook that much anyway, which is all Puffy did. "Small World" is my favorite song EVER, a deep story about two people named Carolyn and Snuk over an obvious non-looped piano beat. "Favor for a favor" had a nice beat, Scarface's lyrics could have been a little more intelligent like Nas' lyrics on the song though. It's gangster material. "We will survive" shows how Nas could have respect for people who didnt even respect him (like 2Pac) as he sent a message to Pac and Biggie Smalls. This song is a lot like Illmatic's "One Love".. anyway, "Ghetto prisoners" was very poetic, I wasnt feelin the beat all that much though. Lyrics were great!
"You Wont See Me Tonight" came after the first block of the album.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By J Black on July 11, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album made me, a west coast cat cry. I love this album. It is down to earth, and represents the ghetto now a days. Any one, anyone who likes rap must have this album. This will always be one of the greatest albums. Nas's I am... is a very "straight from the ghetto" cd. He remembers Tupac and B.I.G. in We Will Survive. In the best song of the album, I Want To Talk To You, he writes about the ghetto life and how the goverment doesn't give about the ghetto. He ryhmes, "Mr. Mayor, imagine this was your backyard," "Mr. Governor, imagine it's your kids that starve." This album is real, straight lyrics. He raps about love, race and his religon. He really gives you a visual about the N.Y. ghetto. You would think that Dr. Dre got his song Forgot About D.R.E., from Nas's Big Things. This album is everything. There is no way you can hate Nas after you hear one of the songs on this album. If you love Nas or is just into ghetto rap, you can't go wrong with this album.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Rupert on April 2, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Being a fan of Nas, I picked up this album the week it came out. But surprisingly, I discovered that nobody else did. Maybe people lost respect for him after It Was Written? But this is a great album regardless.
All your favorite qualities you'd expect from Nas are on here, like a good storytelling ("Small World"), great lyrical metaphors ("Money Is My B" - I don't know why they even TRIED to play this on the radio), and simple yet dope lyrics ("Ghetto Prisoners", "Nas Is Like"). The obligatory DMX collaboration "Life Is What You Make It" is still great, although it can't compare to when Scarface shows up for "Favor For A Favor". And "Dr. Knockboot" is interesting and funny at the same time.
This is overall a great album, although I seriously could've done without "Undying Love" (well, the chorus, anyway). Also, "K-I-SS-I-N-G" and "You Won't See Me Tonight" with Aaliyah are obviously filler. (By the way, the latter was supposed to be the last single off this album, but instead of releasing it, Nas dished out Nastradamus. Hmmm.)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Greer on February 16, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Nas delivers again with "I Am", almost as hard as he does on his previous two albums. This album is powerful, and there is some filler, but for the most part, Nas just sticks with his incredible knowledge and lays it out for you. "New York State of Mind Pt. 2" was a brilliant start to the album in my opinion. "Hate Me Now" never did much for me, probably because I'm not a big Puffy fan. However, from there, most of the tracks are either real good or great, with some skippable ones in between. "Small World", "Favor for a Favor"(feat. Scarface), "We Will Survive", and "Ghetto Prisoners" are all brilliant tracks. The next major standout for me after that is "Life is What You Make It"(feat DMX). "Big Things" is average, but then comes one of the best tracks on the album, "Nas is Like". Backed by a beat from Premo, Nas is at his best on this track. The next track is ok, then comes "Money is My Bitch", which is good but not great. The finishing track, "Undying Love", is the one of the best storytelling tracks on the album, and a great one to end on. Overall, its a pretty solid album. If your a Nas fan, cop this. If your an avid hip hop listener, you might already have this, but if you don't, I'd recommend it.
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