I'm Real (James Brown song)

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"I'm Real"
Single by James Brown
from the album I'm Real
B-side "Tribute"
Released April 1988 (1988-04)
Format 7"
Genre R&B
Length 4:30
Label Scotti Bros.
  • Curt Bedeau
  • Gerry Charles
  • Hugh L Clarke
  • Brian George
  • Lucien George
  • Paul George
  • James Brown
Producer(s) Full Force
James Brown charting singles chronology
"How Do You Stop"
"I'm Real"

"I'm Real" is an R&B song recorded by James Brown. It was co-written and produced by Full Force and appeared on Brown's 1988 album of the same name.[1] Released as a single the same year, it charted #2 R&B.[2] Described in Rolling Stone as "[Brown's] I'm-the-original rapper song",[3] its lyrics assert his primacy and relevance as a performer over and against the many musicians who sample his work.


  1. ^ "Full Force - Credits". allmusic. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  2. ^ White, Cliff (1991). "Discography". In Star Time (pp. 54–59) [CD booklet]. New York: PolyGram Records.
  3. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/james-brown-i-feel-good-19910627

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