Ready (B.o.B song)
|Single by B.o.B featuring Future|
|from the album Underground Luxury|
|Released||September 10, 2013|
|Label||Rebel Rock, Grand Hustle, Atlantic Records|
|B.o.B singles chronology|
"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.
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."
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. 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.
|US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)||5|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||37|
|United States||September 10, 2013||Digital download||Rebel Rock, Grand Hustle, Atlantic Records|
|November 12, 2013||Urban contemporary radio|
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- "Urban/UAC Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on November 8, 2013. Retrieved November 8, 2013.