From the 1990 album “Rope a Dope Style”, “Baby I’m Ready” reached #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop charts. This cut has to be one of the best known if not the best known hit from the Levert catalog. The line in this song that has always caused me to pause and still causes me to pause is:

Girl I’m tired of playing games

So many loves I can’t even name

The song makes it clear that our hero has clearly been around the block, circled, and doubled back again. He is now ready to forget those nameless, faceless other women and settle down with the one. He is working hard to prove to his love that she is the only one who matters now. Will he be victorious?

“Baby I’m Ready” is available at as part of the cd “Rope a Dope Style“.