HERE I AM

by J. Ivy

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"HERE I AM," the new album from acclaimed spoken word artist, J. Ivy, affectionately and respectfully known as "Hip-Hop's Favorite Poet," tackles topics of everyday life, love, war and spirituality – with a few feel-good, poetic party anthems thrown in – all with an intelligent, edgy hip-hop swagger. This collection of songs is the perfect bridge of Poetry and Hip-Hop Music.

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released September 21, 2010

1.) HERE I AM -WRITTEN BY JAMES IVY RICHARDSON II (IVYOUS PUBLISHING, ASCAP) PRODUCED BY NEZ & RIO (NESBITT WESONGA JR. & MARIO LOVING)/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/ARRANGED BY J. RICHARDSON II/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/ RECORDED AT THE ATTIC, CHICAGO, IL/ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY ABIODUN OYEWOLE/RECORDED BY EDDIE KRAUFER AT 2 TON SOUND, NEW YORK, NY/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

2.) 2012 FT. TWONE GABZ & MIKKEY HALSTED -WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II (IVYOUS PUBLISHING, ASCAP), ANTWONE YOUNG, & MIKKELLE NANCE/PRODUCED BY SALIOU KAHLIL DIAGNE “SAL DALI” FOR /CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSDON II/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS RECORDED AT THE ATTIC, CHICAGO IL/ MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

3.) STAY IN YOUR LANE -WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II (IVYOUS PUBLISHING, ASCAP) PRODUCED BY JAMAAL “REALITY” MEEKS FOR FUTURE HISTORY, LLC/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC, CHICAGO, IL/HARMONICA PLAYED BY DAMION PEARSON FOR D. PEARSON PRODUCTIONS, MEMPHIS, TN/KEYS BY MATT NELSON/KEYS RECORDED BY CHRIS HARDEN AT THE I.V. LAB, CHICAGO, IL/ADDITIONAL DRUMS BY MARSHALL KNIGHTS/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

4.) FOCUS -WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II/PRODUCED BY NEZ & RIO (NESBITT WESONGA JR. & MARIO LOVING)/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/ RECORDED AT THE ATTIC IN CHICAGO IL /MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

5.) YOU FT. JESSICA CARE MOORE & JESSE BOYKINS III -WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II, J. MOORE, J. BOYKINS III, & TORREY RICHARDSON/PRODUCED BY JON “SUPREME” MALONE FOR EARGASM PRODUCTIONS/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/J. IVY VOCALS RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC, CHICAGO, IL/JESSICA CARE MOORE RECORDED BY BRIAN AT HARMONIE STUDIOS, DETROIT, MI/JESSE BOYKINS III RECORDED BY BAINS AT BLASTOFF PROD., NEW YORK, NY/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

6.) WAR FT. BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR-WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II & SAMUEL BAZAWULE/PRODUCED BY SAMUEL BAZAWULE/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/ADDITIONAL STRINGS & DRUMS BY MARSHALL KNIGHTS/ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY TARREY TORAE/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC IN CHICAGO, IL/ADDITIONAL RECORDING BY CRAIG “SEMI” MITCHELL AT SITTING ON MUSIC STUDIO, NEW YORK, NY/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

7.) HERE WE ARE-WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II/PRODUCED BY SAMUEL BAZAWULE/ CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/ADDITIONAL DRUMS BY MARSHALL KNIGHTS/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC IN CHICAGO IL/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

8.) SHADES & BLADES-WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II/PRODUCED BY NEZ & RIO (NESBITT WESONGA JR. & MARIO LOVING)/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/ ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY MARIO LOVING & TARREY TORAE/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS & GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC IN CHICAGO, IL /MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

9.) DID HE?-WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II/PRODUCED BY JAMAL “REALITY” MEEKS/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON & T. RICHARDSON/ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY TARREY TORAE/ RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC, CHICAGO, IL/ ADDITIONAL RECORDING BY EDDIE KRAUGER AT 2 TON SOUND STUDIO, NEW YORK, NY /BASS BY MARSHALL KNIGHTS/ADDITIONAL DRUMS BY BRANDON COLLINS/ORGAN BY THADEUS CLAY/RECORDED BY JEFF LANE AT THE CHICAGO RECORDING COMPANY, CHICAGO, IL/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

10.) LITTLE BROTHER FT. THE LAST POETS, YAW & KHARI L. –WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II, ABIODUN OYEWOLE (TUNES BY DUNE, INC./ASCAP), T. RICHARDSON/ PRODUCED BY JAHMAL “DOPE SUNNY” OLSLEY/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON & T. RICHARDSON/ VOCALS BY YAW & KHARI LEMUEL/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC, CHICAGO, IL/ADDITIONAL RECORDING BY EDDIE KRAUGER AT 2 TON SOUND, NEW YORK, NY/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

11.) JIM RICHARDS –JAMES IVY RICHARDSON SR./PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/BACKGROUND MUSIC BY JAYE JEFFERS/ MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

12.) IT IS WHAT IT IS-WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II/PRODUCED BY JAYE JEFFERS (/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II & T. RICHARDSON/ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY TARREY TORAE/ADDITIONAL SOUNDS BY MARSHALL KNIGHTS/ RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS & GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC IN CHICAGO, IL/ MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

13.) PROMISE-WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II/PRODUCED BY NEZ & RIO (NESBITT WESONGA JR. & MARIO LOVING)/KEYS BY TERRENCE “SLIM” HOLMES/ CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/ RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS RECORDED AT THE ATTIC IN CHICAGO, IL/ MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

14.) EVERYTHING FT. CHRIS ROB-WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II & T. RICHARDSON/PRODUCED BY JAHMAL “DOPE SUNNY” OLSLEY & DRE KING/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON & T. RICHARDSON/FEATURED VOCALS BY CHRIS ROBINSON/ RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC IN CHICAGO, IL/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

15.) THERE I GO-WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II/PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/CO-PRODUCED BY T. RICHARDSON/KEYS BY CHRIS ROBINSON/ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY CHRIS ROB/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC IN CHICAGO IL/ CHRIS ROB RECORDED BY CHRIS ROB & J. RICHARDSON @ CHRIS’ CRIB, BROOKLYN, NY/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

16.) END-TITLED-WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II/PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC IN CHICAGO, IL/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

17.) MESSAGE WITH AMANDA DIVA- PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/CO-PRODUCED BY AMANDA DIVA/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS

18.) FADE & A FITTED –WRITTEN BY J. RICHARDSON II/PRODUCED BY JAHMAL “DOPE SUNNY” OLSLEY/CO-PRODUCED BY J. RICHARDSON II/ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY TARREY TORAE/RECORDED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS AND GRAHAM BURRIS/ ASSISTED BY GRAHAM BURRIS/RECORDED AT THE ATTIC, CHICAGO, IL/MIXED BY GREG “G-BALL” MAGERS


EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: JAMES IVY RICHARDSON II
CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: TARREY T. RICHARDSON
ALBUM CONTRIBUTORS: PAMELA RICHARDSON, SHEILA FRENCH, LEWIS WILLIAMS, SHEREE SMITH, MUNSON STEED, DAVID & PATRICIA NALLS
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: ANDRE’ WRIGHT JR.
ALBUM GRAPHICS & DESIGN BY: JUSTIN BROWN
MASTERED BY COLLIN JORDAN AT THE BOILER ROOM, CHICAGO, IL

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