Throwback Thursday: Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule ‘I’m Real’ Remix [VIDEO]
‘I’m Real’ is the name of two songs recorded by Jennifer Lopez, both primarily for her second studio album, ‘J.Lo’ released in 2001. The original version was released as the album’s fourth single; Ja Rule of The Inc. Records (formerly known as Murder Inc. Records) wrote and was featured on a new version of the song, entitled ‘I’m Real (Remix)‘, which was featured on a reissue of ‘J.Lo’ in July 2001. This version also appeared on Lopez’s remix album, J to tha L–O! The Remixes (2002), and Ja Rule’s third studio album, Pain Is Love (2001).
‘I’m Real (Remix)’ was a staple on R&B/hip hop and pop radio during the summer and fall of 2001, spending fifteen weeks in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100.
In 2009 the single was named the 30th most successful song of the 2000s, on theBillboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade.
The chart position of the Murder Remix was boosted by radio play of the album track, which led to complaints of unfairness and change of Billboard policy in 2002. Afterwards, airplay of identically named songs but with substantially different melodies was not combined when computing chart positions.