"Ridin’" was released in favor over album cuts "I Am" and "Walka Not a Talka" in a poll on Harrison's MySpace page voted by fans and after the commercial disappointment of previous single "Lock U Down". Upon release, it received generally positive reviews from contemporary music critics, who complimented on Harrison’s toned of voice and the topic of the song. A minor success on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart however, it peaked at number fifty-seven. The song’s accompanying music video was filmed by Erik White and made its world premiere on BET’s 106 & Park in September 2007.
In reviewing Ridin',Mark Edward Nero of About.com said, Stylistically, it's very similar to some songs on Usher's Confessions album, with the major difference being Mýa playing the cheated-on role instead of the cheater.