As described by my friend Rhome:
Well, the story is hazy but I think the term originated between me and a few friends. What it IS NOT is a referall to the Ambi skin care products. Some people misunderstand (or hate) and think the term “ambi” applies to any light-skinneded black person. It’s simply shorthand for “ethnically ambiguous”. The term was formally immortalized on “Land of the Ambis” from the 2003 Poem-Cees release Paranoia, produced by me.
Rhome is careful to point out that the concept for “Land of the Ambis” actually originated from his band-mate Patrick. Rhome says he contributed only to the musical aspects of this unheralded classic, not the lyrical content. In other words: Don’t shoot the Producer sistahs!!
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Ambi = Ethnically Ambiguous