“I’m Real” is the name of two songs recorded by Jennifer Lopez, both primarily for her second studio album, J.Lo (2001). The original version was released as the album’s fourth single; Ja Rule of The Inc. Records (formerly known as Murder Inc. Records) wrote and was featured on a new version of the song, entitled “I’m Real (Murder Remix)“, which was featured on a reissue of J.Lo in July 2001. This version also Lopez’s remix album, J to tha L-O!: The Remixes (2002), and Ja Rule’s third studio album, Pain Is Love (2001). Ja Rule had been brought in after the moderate U.S. performance of “Play”, the second single from J.Lo. Singer Ashanti (also on The Inc.) provided backing vocals on the Murder Remix. The murder remix topped the Billboard Hot 100 for five non-consecutive weeks, beginning September 8, 2001, and also topped the Hot 100 Airplay Chart. The two songs are essentially different songs with the same title. Much controversy followed the song after its release.