SONG OF THE DAY: Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule – I’m Real (Remix)

SONG OF THE DAY

Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule

I’m Real (Remix)

 

The original version of “I’m Real” was released for Jennifer Lopez ’s second studio album J.Lo (2001). The album was soon reissued with the remix featuring Ja Rule. Prior to 2001, Lopez’s sound was very much pop but during this time she wanted to cross genres and make her musical sound a bit more edgy, a bit more hip hop.

Jennifer Lopez

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The remix had commercial success and although the same title, the two records sound like two completely different songs. It would seem that the “I’m Real Remix” did lead Lopez into the hip hop/R&B industry.

Jennifer Lopez 2

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Following this 2001 release, Lopez’s follow up hits were “Jenny from the Block,” “Ain’t it Funny,” featuring Ja Rule and “All I Have” featuring LL Cool J.

Lyrics:

R U L E
This Mary Jane, I’m analyzin’ the game
And the game done chose me
To bring pain to pretty women and fake thugs one in the same
Ever since you told me
There’s only room for two, I’ve been makin’ less room for you
Now only God can hold me
Hug me, love me, judge me, the only Man that help is above me, holla

I met so many men and, it’s like their all the same
My appetite for lovin is now my hunger pain
And when I’m feelin sexy who’s gonna come for me?
My only problem is their insecurity

Tired of bein’ alone, yeah, yeah
Sick of arguin’ on the phone yeah, yeah
Are you tellin’ all your friends? Yeah, yeah
That your *** don’t understand, my love

‘Cause I’m real
The way you walk, the way you move, the way you talk
‘Cause I’m real
The way you stare, the way you look, your style, your hair
‘Cause I’m real
The way you smile, the way you smell, it drives me wild
‘Cause I’m real
And I can’t go on without you

Girl, I’ve been thinkin’ ’bout this relationship
And I wanna know, is this as good as it gets?
‘Cause we’ve been through the worst times and the best times
But it was our time, even if it was part-time
Now they been lookin’ at me, smilin at me, laughin’ like we wasn’t happy
But not knowin’ that we’re growin’ and we’re gettin’ married
Hard lovin’ and straight thuggin’
Baby, I ain’t doin this shit for nuttin’

I’m here to get it poppin’, hoppin’, let’s ride up in the Benz
Hair blowin’ in the wind, sun glistenin’ off my skin, hey
I’m nasty, heh, you know me
But you still don’t be feelin’ me baby

‘Cause I’m real
The way you walk, the way you move, the way you talk
‘Cause I’m real
The way you stare, the way you look, your style, your hair
‘Cause I’m real
The way you smile, the way you smell, it drives me wild
‘Cause I’m real
And I can’t go on without you

Now people lovin’ me and hatin’ me, treatin’ me ungratefully
But not knowin’ that they ain’t makin’ or breakin’ me
My life I live it to the limit and I love it
Now I can breathe again, baby, now I can breathe again
Now people screamin’ “What the deal with you?” and so and so
I tell them ****, mind their biz, but they don’t hear me though
‘Cause I live my life to the limit and I love it
Now I could breathe again, baby, now I could breathe again

Tired of bein’ alone, yeah, yeah
Sick of arguin’ on the phone yeah, yeah
Are you tellin’ all your friends? Yeah, yeah
That your *** don’t understand, my love

‘Cause I’m real
The way you walk, the way you move, the way you talk
‘Cause I’m real
The way you stare, the way you look, your style, your hair
‘Cause I’m real
The way you smile, the way you smell, it drives me wild
‘Cause I’m real
And I can’t go on without you

‘Cause I’m real
The way you walk, the way you move, the way you talk
‘Cause I’m real
The way you stare, the way you look, your style, your hair
‘Cause I’m real
The way you smile, the way you smell, it drives me wild
‘Cause I’m real
And I can’t go on without you

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