From The Vault: Jennifer Lopez – ‘Ain’t It Funny (Remix) (ft. Ja Rule)’

Published: Sunday 25th Oct 2020 by Joe

Today, we’re journeying back to the early 00s, with one of its reigning queens.

This week’s From The Vault pick comes courtesy of Jennifer Lopez: it’s the Murder Remix of ‘Ain’t It Funny.’

After the monumental success of the ‘I’m Real’ remix, Team Lopez was ready for its next #1 single. As such, they linked back up with the very squad responsible for their previous chart-topper to cook up a totally different take on Pop song ‘Ain’t It Funny’ –which was featured on the entertainer’s sophomore effort ‘J.Lo.’

Featuring Ja Rule and Cadillac Tah, the new and improved version of the song was produced by Irv Gotti, 7 Aurelius and co-written by Ashanti – who also provides additional vocals.

The track topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 2002.

Based on a sample of ’Flava To Ya Ear’ by Craig Mack, it was included on Jenny’s chart-topping remix album ‘J to tha L-O! The Remixes’ and stands today as one of her signature songs.

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The legendary Herb Ritts directed the song’s glossy video. which finds Jennifer hosting a house party when an uninvited love interest interrupts the festivities.

Amongst her guests are featured rappers Ja Rule and Cadillac Tah, Murder Inc. CEO Irv Gotti as well as Miss Ashanti herself. Other shots see Lopez and the rappers performing the song in a white corridor and later on Ja and Jen singing the outro to the song against a gold backdrop.

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Say what you will, but there has never been any stopping J.Lo.

Today, though not as present at the top of those charts as then, she remains a force in entertainment. And not in a “good for a throwback” capacity. She’s a contemporary superstar. Year in year out she seems to earn more respect for her craft from the industry as a whole and it’s oh so deserved.

The last few years have seen Lopez cater to the Latin layer of her artistry and in grand fashion – case in point ‘Pa’ Ti / Lonely.’

Here’s hoping when it’s time for her Pop comeback, she comes swinging just as hard.

In the meantime, we’ll keep running ‘Ain’t It Funny’ on our playlist.

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  1. Moose’s Wig October 25, 2020

    Giving people like JNo recording contracts was the beginning of the end for the music industry. It’s been downhill ever since. She has no inherit musical talent. Giving a person with no talent, and is beautiful with a lot of makeup, was nothing more than a cash grab.

    • Theelusive1 October 26, 2020

      SHES NOT SINGING. Ashanti is doing the lead vocal. F R A U D.

  2. Moose’s Wig October 25, 2020

    *inherent

  3. Kix October 26, 2020

    Ain’t it funnaay how JLo duped us for 20 years into thinking these were here vocals.

    • Urg October 26, 2020

      Lmao!!!!😂😂😂

  4. Kevon October 26, 2020

    Jlo is a bosss

  5. melinda October 26, 2020

    A LEGEND . NO ONE IS SUCCESSFUL AT 51 LIKE HER . WHAT A WOMAN . LOVE HER

  6. MessyBoots October 26, 2020

    I have always loved La Lopez and Ain’t It Funny is a personal fave but seriously, Ashanti deserves a featured credit on it because I hear her voice more than J.Lo.

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