First in Flight State crew Village of Pharaohs ended 2013 on a contemplative note, examining the motivations behind their hustle and striving to cultivate a mindstate conducive to success in December singles Gone and Here We Are. I AM, their first Booth feature of the new year, retains the aforementioned cuts’ introspective vibe, but the crew’s rhymes exude renewed vigor and self-confidence. Though the verses SkyHigh and Wyze deliver over I.V. League‘s atmospheric production abound with quotable bars, their attitude is best summed up by the spoken lines that end the record: “I go into this knowing I’m one of the baddest motherf**kers to ever live… not even in a cocky way, I just feel like I’m one of the baddest motherf**kers to ever walk the face of the earth. And that’s just how I am.” Pharaodigm Shift is scheduled for digital release at a yet-undetermined date in the near future. In the meantime, of course, we’ll keep you supplied with the latest singles and release details.