Year: 2002 Produced By: The Heatmakerz Album: Diplomatic Immunity Label: Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
There's beauty in the utter chaos of "I'm Ready." The vocal loop from Barbara Mason, ripped from the similarly named "Yes, I'm Ready," repeats endlessly, but the rappers take different approaches to attacking it: Juelz faithfully raps in two-bar increments and lets the sample breathe for the same, Jones clumsily raps over everything, and Cam sort of meanders between the two techniques. The result? A track with the giddy spontaneity of a freestyle session.