I Am NorthEast has built a large following in the DMV with several high-quality releases. With Risking My Freedom he continues to grow musically as his profile starts to expand nationally. He’s certainly demonstrated the skills to pay the bills over several releases now.
IANE has an authentic, matter of fact style that conveys the stark realities of his lifestyle. He manages to be introspective without being self-indulgent. His seemingly almost casual asides and observations offer a glimpse into a life often beset with sudden death and betrayals. The underlying pictures he paints are cinematic.
His latest album features 12 tracks and appearances from Young Moe, Visto, Davmoe, Fat Trel, Z Wayne and Mitchy Gwalla. Also, check out Public Housing, an earlier project from I Am NorthEast below.