Ready (Fabolous song)

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Single by Fabolous featuring Chris Brown
ReleasedJanuary 17, 2013
FormatDigital download
Fabolous singles chronology
"All That (Lady)"
"When I Feel Like It"
Chris Brown singles chronology
"As Your Friend"
Music video
"Ready" on YouTube

Ready is a song by American rapper Fabolous, released as a single on January 17, 2013. The song features American 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.


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
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


  1. ^ "Ready - Fabolous - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  2. ^ Dominguez, Tina (2013-04-10). "The Monarch Music: Miami Producers on the Rise | NBC 6 South Florida". Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  3. ^ Harling, Danielle (2013-08-12). "Fabolous Says Chris Brown's Issues With Rihanna Stalled "Ready" | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  4. ^ 01/17/2013, MTV News Staff mtvnews. "Fabolous And Chris Brown Team Up On 'Ready'". MTV News. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Fabolous' Chris Brown Collabo 'Ready' A 'Genuine Fab Record'". Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Behind The Scenes: Fabolous (Feat. Chris Brown) - Ready". WORLDSTARHIPHOP. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  7. ^ 03/26/2013, Nadeska Alexis. "Kevin Hart Advises Fabolous On Courting Jessica White In 'Ready' Trailer". MTV News. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Video: Fabolous f/ Chris Brown – 'Ready' [Trailer #2]". Rap-Up. Retrieved 20 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  10. ^ "Fabolous Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard.
  11. ^ "2013 Year End Charts — R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 13, 2013.

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