Yesterday, Yo Gotti hosted a private listening session for journalists and record executives at Germano Studios in New York City. The Memphis rapper was kind enough to offer an invitation to XXL to hear an exclusive sneak peak at the rapper's upcoming sophomore major label release, I Am, on Epic/CMG Records. Following up last year's Live From The Kitchen, Yo Gotti hopes to flex his range and expand beyond the club bangers that he's made his career on. The record is still in it's early stages of production so nothing has been finalized yet but we heard enough new material to offer our thoughts on the upcoming album.

I Am is scheduled for release on November 19.—B.J. Steiner, with additional reporting by Emmanuel C.M

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