I’m Ready For You

I’m Ready For You

Drake

“I’m Ready For You” first appeared on Drake’s Young Sweet Jones 2 mixtape, which was released on September 17, 2010. The Toronto rapper later posted the song on his official YouTube channel in August 2017.

Drake wrote “I’m Ready For You” for Rihanna but the Barbadian singer rejected it. He then gave the demo to his friend and Jay-Z’s protégé Rita Ora. Renamed “R.I.P.”, the track was released as Ora’s lead single (in the UK, and second single in the US) from her debut album Ora, featuring British rapper Tinie Tempah, in April 2012. It eventually became a chart-topper in the UK.

The song samples “Heartbeat” from Nneka. Her voice can be heard on the hook.