Jennifer Lopez feat. Fat Joe
Released: 16th May 2005.
Miss Jenny Lo from the Bronx will have Mariah 'Mimi' Carey comparisons arise yet again with the latest single from the dead-and-buried "Rebirth" album. Fat Joe features on both the pre-school warbling original version (which wrecks Shirley Murdock's "As We Lay") and the only marginally better hip-hop remix (which samples the same track Mariah used years ago for a Mobb Deep collaboration). It turns out to be a pretty pointless exercise, as plenty of artists have done similar things much better. However, despite her vocal limitations - as with most of her catalogue - there is definitely a singability factor here, and it's harmless enough for many to give in to.
Hailed by some as "All I Have Part II", Jennifer teams up again with Fat Joe for this latest single. The problem is that, while "All I Have" sounded fresh and melodic, and the vocals matched each other well, this one sounds flat and dire. It's too repetitive, the lyrics are unoriginal, and Jennifer's vocals don't really go well with Fat Joe's. There aren't many potential singles on "Rebirth", but there are definitely better single choices than this.