This song doesn’t have a ton of bite, but I’d argue that’s intentional. To me, this is a cruisin’ jam. It’s perfect background for rollin’ around in late Spring with the windows down, breeze in your face, no cares in the world. Those types of songs -shouldn’t- have bite.
So I’m stoked I got this now and look forward to a chilly-chill Springtime with this track.
There have been a lot of “you can do better” songs since (and probably before) Señor LL’s juicy “Hey Lover,” but I love this one in particular for it’s beachy, summer-jam vibes.
So when I had gift card to blow, I picked this old gem to add to the collection. T.I.’s yummy voice gets me every time. So, not so new, but reunited in the rotation. Welcome back bruh.
The first time I listened to this song, I wasn’t taking it very seriously. I was just enjoying the beats and her nasally delivery and then across my ears came…:
“I knew this one thoughtful motherfucker
He came from planet goodnigga or some shit
This dude deadass took me to the zoo
The zoo? The zoo.
Last nigga bought me leopard print lingerie and I’m like I got niggas taking me to see live animals and you pullin up with animal prints?”
This. Woman. Somehow mixing together humor with all the fucking problems and not coming off “angry.” Just done with the bullshit.
The snaps are 90’s cafe. The ringtone-turned-beat is 200o’s ATL. The attitude is “fuck you and that fuckboy smile you rode in on.” Best empowering break up jam I’ve heard in a while.
Black Girl Magic: We go to 11.
Well produced. Well sung. Sassy AF.