"Who's Real" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Jadakiss, released June 16, 2009 as the fourth single from his third studio album The Last Kiss. The song features guest appearances from fellow American rappers OJ Da Juiceman and Swizz Beatz, the latter of whom produced the track. The single was officially released on June 16, 2009.
|Single by Jadakiss featuring Swizz Beatz & OJ Da Juiceman|
|from the album The Last Kiss|
|Released||June 16, 2009|
|Format||CD single, Digital download|
|Songwriter(s)||J. Phillips, K. Dean, O. Williams, D. Levy|
|Jadakiss singles chronology|
|Swizz Beatz singles chronology|
|OJ Da Juiceman singles chronology|
The original version had a longer second verse: after Juiceman's lines follow the lines by Jusmula (beginning with "It's real funny when a nigga play a C.L.,/ O.S.E., I be trippin' like G.L." and so on). It also contained the word "bastards" in Jada's line "Couple of flips and then stash it, bastards", which got blocked out in the final version, so it would be totally without profanities.
A music video was directed by Taj and shot on May 13, 2009. There are cameo appearances from Ja Rule, Clipse, Clyde Carson, DJ Webstar, Grafh, and Styles P. There are also various Ruff Ryders Lifestyles members with their motorbikes featured in the video. The music video was released as the New Joint of the Day on 106 & Park on June 10, 2009.
On June 9 DMX's verse from the remix leaked onto the internet. The whole remix was released on June 10. It features his fellow D-Block members Sheek Louch and Styles P along with Eve, Drag-On, DMX and Swizz Beatz. This is known as the Ruff Ryders remix, sparking a long-awaited unification of the Ruff Ryder Entertainment. The single's instrumental was used for a Powerade commercial, and for the Wake Up Calls on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show.
|U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles||25|
|U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs||39|
|U.S. Billboard Hot Rap Tracks||18|
- Track Review: Jadakiss - Who’s Real?
- Jadakiss Ft. OJ Da Juiceman – “Who’s Real” (Behind the scenes)
- - “Who’s Real” Music Video Shoot
- - Interview with OJ Da Juiceman
- DMX - Who’s Real Remix Verse
- Who's Real - JadakissBillboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Songs
- Who's Real - JadakissBillboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
- Who's Real - JadakissBillboard Hot Rap Tracks