Album: J to tha L–O! The Remixes
Producer: Poke and Tone
For some reason, Jennifer Lopez is really gifted at making hits about one post-breakup perspective: How it sucks, but you’re a strong woman who needs to move on. She just rejiggers the context a little bit with every single. Just before declaring her street authenticity literally a year later with “Jenny From the Block,” J. Lo took us through urban heartbreak with the “I’m Gonna Be Alright” remix. The Luniz “I Got 5 on It” sample is there to deliver the hip-hop authenticity, and if that wasn’t enough, there goes a Stillmatic-era Nas with two easy-going verses. But it’s Lopez’s determined hook that glues it all together.