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83

by IAMISEE & Gary Gnu

For over a decade this artist has written and produced his own unique sound of hip hop, looking to ensure a spot in the "Emcee Hall of Fame."
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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1. 83 Welcome (Who Me?) I Am I See
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2. Life Or Death I Am I See
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3. Crosstown Traffic pt. 2 I Am I See
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4. Gnu In The Spotlight I Am I See
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5. While You're Here I Am I See
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6. Off With Your Head I Am I See
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7. Heavenly I Am I See
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8. Frances I Am I See
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9. Zero Bit I Am I See
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10. Drugstore Cowboy I Am I See
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11. 8.3 On The Richter I Am I See
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12. Outshine I Am I See
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13. Game Over (No Continues) I Am I See
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14. The Age Old ? I Am I See
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15. No Matter What I Am I See
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16. Hey J-Budda (Still Here) I Am I See
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Do y'all ever find yourself about to overdose on hoochie & hoes, fake studio gangsters and retread tales of easy street money? If you're like me it happens all the time. Thank God we can take solice in and turn to artists like our own I Am I See. His sophomore album is simply titled 83. Its an indication of I Am's no frills approach to Hip Hop. This brother is a culturalist in the tradition of De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Blackalicious and Jurrasic 5. His sounds conjur up mental imagery of a comfortable cruise down East River Drive on a sunny spring Saturday afternoon.



It all jumps off the with title track 83. I Am I See quickly proves to be another emcee in a growing list of Philly area artists ignoring current trends to make music that makes them happy. His lyrics are poinant and the beats lightly bounces. This will translate to the corner boyz as "soft" but so what? Its not too much longer before what should be the effort's stand out single Crosstown Traffic. While its too cerebral for our narrow minded commercial radio outlets it is a smooth mixtape worthy cut on the strength of its jazzy loops, silky feel and strong hooks. Other highlights include the smooth "props to the roots giving" Heavenly, the harder hitting Gary Gnu produced Zero Bit and entertaining, intelligent Drugstore Cowboy. With the promotional machine of a major behind this one it could make cross regional noise. While you're at it don't sleep on the phat funk flow of Outshine or the infectious Gary Gnu head nodder Game Over.



In a previous reincarnation I envision I Am I See as a cool cat outfitted in black, blowing maddd Jazz rhythms in a smoky blue lit cavern. 83 proves to be a sixteen track celebration of Hip Hop for the sake of it. Nothing too deep. Nothing too concerned with posturing. Just something to groove to. Just good music.


Reviewed by Funk Wizard Snow

Editor- PhillyHipHop.com

February, 2002

© 2002 Illadelph Entertainment Incorporated


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tha entire so.cal. familia

f*ck with us you you'll get crushed da dust
divine intervention beyond comprehension...the entire so. cal fam cannot wait for the next album. praise the most high to anyone who hears these meaningful lyrics...and count the days until the message reaches the masses...worldwide! witness the wizardtry, third-eye chemistry. one--srh, scholar, prophet, toxic inc., pacific drive, sky's the limit productions, natural flavor, dj demon...from l.a. to pa. and everyone in between. the best freestylist on planet earth---teeeeeeeeennnnnn.

Rtbmusic

83 snaps in a Z formation
HIP HOP AT ITS BEST
Verbal Animator - I AM I SEE - is a trure inspiration.
If you like good music... pick up this album.
All 16 tracks are ON HIT!

ceelo

this is real underground hip-hop...better than anything ouy there.
these are the sickest tracks i have ever heard...i am i see is up there with rakim, krs-one, run dmc, nwa, epmd..etc. the lyrics are on hit--never missing a beat.. watch out for this one, its going right to the top!

s-

when I'm in a zone, I'm alone, so I guess I'm next to none
witness the wizardry? thats....uh somebody, like me, thinks that if you like 83, iamisee's self-titled debut album is as great as this one. It's time we get him to put that one out there for everyone.

Philly C.

Nobody on this ride unless your at least this tall.....
83 isn't his first album and surely not his last but still only the beginning of what the Invisible Man is capable of. He's killing it for the real underground fiends! get this album, put it on repeat, and witness the white kid with a calic like Alec Baldwin.