I Am… is the 1999 multi-platinum third studio album by rapper Nas for the Columbia Records label. Considered a comeback album after a three-year gap between releases, the album features the singles "Nas Is Like" and "Hate Me Now". It debuted #1 on the charts, selling over 470,000 copies in its first week. I Am… would later be certified 2x platinum. Despite being criticized for its commercial appeal, the album was generally well-received by fans.