Ready (B.o.B song)

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"Ready"
Single by B.o.B featuring Future
from the album Underground Luxury
Released September 10, 2013 (2013-09-10)
Format Digital download
Recorded 2013
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:40
Label Rebel Rock, Grand Hustle, Atlantic Records
Producer(s) Detail
B.o.B singles chronology
"Up Down (Do This All Day)"
(2013)
"Ready"
(2013)
"Paranoid"
(2013)
Future singles chronology
"No Games"
(2013)
"Ready"
(2013)
"Shit"
(2013)
Music video
"Ready" on YouTube

"Ready" is a song by American hip hop recording artist B.o.B. It was released on September 10, 2013, as the third single from his third studio album, Underground Luxury (2013). The song, produced by American record producer Noel "Detail" Fisher, features a guest appearance from fellow American rapper Future. The song was later included on the soundtrack to the 2014 video game WWE 2K15.[1]

Background[edit]

In an interview with Rolling Stone, B.o.B spoke on why he decided to release "Ready" as the album's third single, saying: "I feel like it's the season where everybody's going back to school and football is back in season, which is one of my favorite sports, so I just felt like it was a great song for the time. Then me and Future, we're both from the east side [of Atlanta] so it felt like a real necessary move to make. What Future brings to the song is just crazy. Future came up with the hook and brought it to me first. I heard it and I loved it and so I spent a couple of days just trying to live with it and letting the music flow. The way I write now, I just try and let the music come to me. I really don't try to force anything, so if I catch something like a vibe or a feeling then I catch something and go with it and let that direct me. I feel like it's a more natural way to finish songs."[2]

Music video[edit]

On August 22, 2013, B.o.B released a video compiling some of the greatest fights in sports history, with his song "Ready", playing in the background.[3] On October 15, 2013, a teaser of the official music video was released online. The official video, directed by Mike Ho, was released later that day.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Ready" (featuring Future) Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., Noel Fisher, Nayvadius Cash Detail 3:40

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[5] 5
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 37

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States September 10, 2013[7] Digital download Rebel Rock, Grand Hustle, Atlantic Records
November 12, 2013[8] Urban contemporary radio

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wwe-2k15-the-soundtrack/id926088760
  2. ^ Phillip Mlynar (October 1, 2013). "B.o.B Talks New Album 'Underground Luxury'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ "B.o.B – Ready f. Future (Video)". 2dopeboyz.com. August 22, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ "B.o.B – Ready f. Future (Official Video)". 2dopeboyz.com. October 15, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ "B.o.B Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for B.o.B. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  6. ^ "B.o.B Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for B.o.B. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  7. ^ "Ready (feat. Future) – Single by B.o.B". iTunes.apple.com. Retrieved October 21, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.