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, hip hop
Length 4:30
Label Scotti Bros.
07783
Songwriter(s)
  • 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"
(1986)
"I'm Real"
(1988)
"Static"
(1988)
"How Do You Stop"
(1986)
"I'm Real"
(1988)
"Static"
(1988)

"I'm Real" is an hip hop-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. The song's horn section is reminiscent of both Soul Power and Think(About It) [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.

References[edit]

  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. ^ "James Brown: I Feel Good!". 

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