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I Phantom

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I Phantom
I Phantom


The legendary debut album 'I Phantom' from Mr. Lif has returned. The concept album that Rolling Stone called "graceful" is finally available again. The classic project features Run The Jewels' EL-P, Aesop Rock, Jean Grae and more. "Make no mistake about it, 'I Phantom' is a fantastic record - the beats are top-notch, the delivery and flow ape everyone from Gift of Gab to Deltron to El Producto himself, and Lif's story-telling is terrific, doing everything from name-checking hip-hop battles to proclaiming 'I'm a man of the '90 - oh my bad, new millenium, 2002.' The concept itself, a seemingly true story about his life, seems original and rarely out of place" - Stylus Mag "As you can imagine, this sure as fuck ain't 'Nellyville'. In fact, the album's thematic and narrative scope has more in common with Jonathan Franzen's 'The Corrections' than it does with a hip-hop album" - Pitchfork


  1. Name
  2. Bad Card (prod NASA)
  3. A Glimpse At The Struggle (prod EL-P)
  4. Return Of The B-Boy (prod EL-P)
  5. Live From The Plantation (prod Edan)
  6. New Man Theme (prod DJ Fakts One)
  7. Handouts (prod Insight)
  8. Status (feat Insight) (prod Insight)
  9. Success (feat Aesop Rock) (prod EL-P)
  10. Daddy Dearest (prod EL-P)
  11. The Now (prod EL-P)
  12. Friends And Neighbors (prod DJ Fakts One)
  13. Iron Helix (feat Insight) (prod Insight)
  14. Earthcrusher (prod Insight)
  15. Post Mortem (feat EL-P, Jean Grae And Akrobatik) (prod EL-P)
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