Lo The original version was released as the album's fourth single; Ja Rule of Murder Inc Records wrote and was featured on a new version of the song entitled " I'm Real Murder Remix ", which was featured on a re-issue of J.
The original album version was well received by music critics, who complimented the s-esque style and composition, while the remix received mixed reviews for its lyrics. However, both songs have been appreciated for the use of the samples. The "Murder Remix" topped the Billboard Hot for five non-consecutive weeks, beginning September 8,and also topped the Hot Airplay chart. The two songs are essentially different songs with the same title.
Much controversy followed the song after its release. Two music videos were made for Chevere (Guru Mix) - Said Mrad - Guru Ayia Napa - Gift Of Love 1 track, with the first depicting Lopez driving a motorcycle throughout Im Real (Dezrok Club Mix) - J-Lo* - Im Real highway and featuring a dance-break, while the second video features Ja Rule and Irv Gotti.
The original version of "I'm Real" was recorded by Lopez for her second studio album, J. Lo which had 14 other tracks. Lo became a commercial success, debuting at the summit of the Billboard Lo as a "reflection of who I am, my own experiences",  Lopez said: "My fans call me J.
Giving the album this title is my way of telling them that this is for them in appreciation of their support. Lo than her debut album On the 6 After hearing the instrumental track, Lopez and Rooney wrote "I'm Real", which she said "was the first time I ever wrote a melody.
I just love the hook of the song. Then she said, 'OK, now you can leave. Urban radio stations were disappointed that J. Lo had not produced a single that catered to their audiences, and Epic Records knew that they needed the support of both urban and pop radio.
Ja Rule admitted that he was "thrown" when he heard the song, saying: "I don't do dance music, so what do you want me to do to this? However, these lyrics resulted in common confusion among listeners, with many having Marita Taavitsainen, Jari Sillanpää - Tangon Taikaa "Are you Ellie? Lo now because of 'I'm Real' [ They ain't gonna want the pop version of J. Lo no more, they gonna want the 'I'm Real' version.
I'll fly it back here. Lo's record was a real collaboration. The song received mostly positive reviews from music critics. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic picked the song as one of his "track picks", noting that the song has "hook, but it needs a couple of spins before its catch holds".
The "Murder Remix" also received favorable reviews from music critics. William Ruhlmann of Allmusic picked the song as one of the best from the album,  while Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine called it "edgy, often sexy remix", naming it "a significant departure from the retro-hued album version".
The focus shifted. I remember it putting a really dark cloud over everything. After three weeks stalled at number two, "I'm Real" returned to number one again for a final two weeks, through October 27, In the single was named the 30th most successful song of the s, on the Billboard Hot Songs of the Decade. The success of "I'm Real Murder Remix ", which became the biggest hit of Lopez's career at the time,  propelled the album J.
Lo from number 90 on the Billboard back to the top ten according to Nielsen SoundScan. Afterwards, airplay of identically named songs but with Gothika 2011 Trailer - Various - Gothic Visions III different melodies was not combined when computing chart positions.
Rooney stated that Something To Believe In - Various - S*T*A*R Hits song's success "really pissed off everybody in terms of Billboard ' s rules". Elsewhere, "I'm Real" was very successful. In Australiathe song debuted at number nine, before moving to number six; becoming its highest peak.
After weeks descending the charts, the song eventually climbed once again to number six, remaining at number seven for two further weeks. Finally, the song climbed to number five, on January 6,before peaking at number three the following week. Lo' since " Love Don't Cost a Thing " and the album's third top-ten single.
In Europethe song continued the success. In the United Kingdom"I'm Real" became Lopez's sixth top-five single, reaching number four, also becoming her fourth consecutive top-five single from the same album.
The song kept climbing, until it Im Real (Dezrok Club Mix) - J-Lo* - Im Real a peak of number Im Real (Dezrok Club Mix) - J-Lo* - Im Real , on January 12, It became her highest charting-single in France, until " Get Right " peaked at number two in  and was certified silver by SNEP.
The music videos for "I'm Real" were both directed by Dave Meyers and followed its release as a single in the United States. According to Meyers, "we finished that video very quickly, turned it around and then shot the remix video. This is hot. We need to bring Jennifer and Ja to the hood, not out in the wilderness, not in the reeds.
Then, of course, the remix video was the one that exploded. The second music video features a variety of settings including a dilapidated house, swimming pool and basketball court. Meyers stated that: "I was really up to capturing the less polished version of the two.
The Murder Inc. From the time the record was written to video, it was a two-day spin. It was done that fast. The original video for "I'm Real" begins with Lopez driving down a highway on a motorcyclepassing various smiling children, who stop what they are doing and run after her. Lopez is also seen at a gas stationwhere she stops and proceeds to walk into the town.
Several more people gaze at her as she walks through the town, and she is later seen eating ice cream with children, until she gets back onto her motorcycle and drives back down the highway. A string of children are running after her, and the music stops as she steps up onto a stage set on a hillside; where she goes into a dance-break to " More Bounce to the Ounce Botanical Blipz - Various - Hardhop + Trypno V.2 by Zapp.
These scenes feature Lopez's second husband, Cris Juddas a back-up dancer. For the rest of the video, Lopez continues to sing, dance and entertain the crowd on stage as the crowd watch in pleasure.
The video also features cameo appearances by Ja Rule and Travis Fimmel. It opens with Lopez leaning on a gate of a suburban house and singing in front of a red backdrop along with Ja Rule, who is also seen walking Im Real (Dezrok Club Mix) - J-Lo* - Im Real streets, with a basketball.
Men and women are then seen in various locations such as a park and swimming pool. Lopez and Ja Rule are then seen together in a basketball court in the chorus of the song.
These locations are shown for a prominent part of the video, until both of them are later at a party; and sitting together at a park watching children play. Despite the success of "I'm Real", there was controversy over the use of the single's sample and the structure of the song.
The song contains an uncredited sample from Yellow Magic Orchestra 's hit " Firecracker " an electronic synthpop cover of Martin Denny 's melody of the same namewhile the remix on the other Im Real (Dezrok Club Mix) - J-Lo* - Im Real officially interpolates the Mary Jane Girls ' song "All Night Long" as Im Real (Dezrok Club Mix) - J-Lo* - Im Real as borrowing the melody from Rick James 's " Mary Jane ".
There have been reports that the "Firecracker" sample was originally planned to be used for Mariah Carey 's " Loverboy ". According to the music publisher of "Firecracker", Carey called to license a sample of the song, which had never been sampled, months before Lopez called to do the same.
Carey felt that former husband and music executive at Sony Music Columbia RecordsTommy Mottolawas interfering with her career by arranging for the sample to go Acide Amer - Yeti Lane - LAurore Lopez. Upset by the conduct of Lopez and If I Never Get To Heaven - Al Martino - I Love You Because ex-husband, Carey featured a reference to the song on the remix of her single "Loverboy", her first single released by her record company at the time, Virgin Records.
Irv Gotti, who produced the remix of "I'm Real", openly admitted during an interview with XXL magazine that Mottola contacted him with instructions to create a song that sounded exactly like a song he had made with Carey for the Glitter soundtrack entitled "If We", also featuring Ja Rule. Furthermore, some in the African American community were outraged by Lopez's use of the racial slur " nigga " in the Murder Remix.
The use of the word in the song — it was actually written by Ja Rule — it was not meant to be hurtful to anybody. Credits adapted from the liner notes of J. The Remixes. From Wikipedia, Im Real (Dezrok Club Mix) - J-Lo* - Im Real free encyclopedia. A thirty-second sample of the original version of "I'm Real", which uses an interpolation of Yellow Magic Orchestra 's song "Firecracker". Sean Combs can be heard stating, "She's a bad, bad bitch. Lo Jennifer Lopez Album".
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