Ready (Fabolous song)

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"Ready"
Single by Fabolous featuring Chris Brown
from the album Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power
Released January 17, 2013
Format Digital download
Recorded 2012
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 3:59
Label Desert Storm, Def Jam
Writer(s) John Jackson, Chris Brown, Andrew Harr, Jermaine Jackson, Andre Davidson, Sean Davidson
Producer(s) The Runners, The Monarch
Fabolous chronology
"All That (Lady)"
(2013)
"Ready"
(2013)
"When I Feel Like It"
(2013)
Chris Brown chronology
"Celebration"
(2012)
"Ready"
(2013)
"As Your Friend"
(2013)
Music video
"Ready" on YouTube

Ready is the first official single by American rapper Fabolous from his sixth studio album Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power, which was released on January 17, 2013. The song features singer Chris Brown and was produced by The Runners and The Monarch.[1][2] The song has since peaked at number 93 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Background[edit]

The song "Ready was recorded by Fabolous and singer Chris Brown in early 2012, over a year before its eventual release. Fabolous explained this was due to Chris Brown's altercation with former girlfriend Rihanna, he explained that he did not want the record to get caught up in the negativity of the situation.[3] On January 15, 2013, Fabolous announced that the first official single from Loso's Way 2 would be "Ready".[4] He described the song as a great radio record that can be very successful. Fabolous would say that he picked Chris Brown to do the hook because he thought he would be the best for the record.[5]

Music video[edit]

On March 9, 2013, Fabolous and Chris Brown were in Malibu, California shooting the first part of the video and the second part of the video would be shot in the Dominican Republic. The music video was filmed by TAJ.[6] On March 26 the first trailer was released featuring a cameo from Kevin Hart[7] and on April 8 the second trailer featuring scenes shot in the Dominican Republic was released. The music video labeled a short film premiered on BET's 106 & Park on April 10, 2013. It features a cameo from Jessica White as Fabolous' love interest.[8]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Peak
position
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 93
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 28

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2013) Position
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[11] 84

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