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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".
It was the number one song in the United States the day of the September 11 attacks. 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 substantially different melodies was not combined when computing chart positions. Rooney stated that the 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 reached a peak of number three, 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 " by Zapp.
These scenes feature Lopez's second husband, Cris Juddas a back-up dancer, Im Real (Murder Remix) - Various - Hip Hop II - The Collection (CD). For the Im Real (Murder Remix) - Various - Hip Hop II - The Collection (CD) 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 the 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 original single's sample and the structure of the song. The original song contains an uncredited sample from Yellow Magic Orchestra 's hit " Firecracker " an electronic synthpop cover of Martin Denny 's melody of the same name. The "Firecracker" sample was originally planned and licensed to be used for Mariah Carey 's " Loverboy ". According to the music publisher of "Firecracker", Carey's team called to license a sample of the song, which had never been sampled, months before Lopez's team 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 to Lopez. Upset by the conduct of Lopez and her ex-husband, Carey featured a Im Real (Murder Remix) - Various - Hip Hop II - The Collection (CD) to the song on the remix of her single "Loverboy", her first single released by her record company at the time, Virgin Records.
Carey hits back to release the original version of "Loverboy", with the "Firecracker" sample in her upcoming album called The Rarities. Irv Gotti, who produced the Murder 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, the free encyclopedia. Troy Oliver Cory Rooney L. A thirty-second sample of the original version of "I'm Real", which uses an interpolation of Yellow Magic Orchestra 's song "Firecracker".
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