T.I. - 'Whatever You Like'
NOT, sadly, a hip hop retooling of Status Quo's ode to shopping in Argos (at least, that's what I think it's about). That kind of thing might be OK for the Flo Ridas of this world, but TI has a little more class.
Oh wait, do I mean class? I'm not sure. The lyrics to this bouncy little ditty are a little ripe for family listenening. Not actually sweary, but definitely over-graphic, as if TI meant to whisper something filthy to his girlfriend on their way to bed, but ended up making a song and dance out of it instead.
I mean, extra points for the grand gesture, but surely she'll have gone home by the time you've finished mixing, fella.
(Can't find a clean version of the official video, which, given the lyrics, is probably no bad thing.)
Still, maybe Lily Allen should hook up with Mr I, as he seems to be more than generous in every conceivable way, and he's all about pleasing his would-be snugglebunny. Hell, he even compliments his girl's BRAIN. That's about as far from 50 Cent's still-brutal "I'm into having sex, I ain't into making love" as it's possible to get. No lying awake and feeling cheesed off here, Lil.
He's prepared to explain how things are going to be, as well, so there are no nasty surprises. It basically boils down to drinking lots in the middle of the night, and then a tour of the things TI owns. He's got a nice house, you see, and a nice car. You can't have those, even if you would like them, but apart from that, your wish is pretty much his command.
Course, you may have to wait until he gets out of prison, but by all means get your wish list prepped and ready to go.
And MAN that's a catchy refrain. It's no surprise 'Weird Al' Yankovic has already done a parody version, in which he lists the low-rent equivalents of the amazing goodies on offer if you consent to making smoochy with TI.
I've seen Weird Al, mind. And I'm here to tell you, not for all the McDonalds in the WORLD...
Quantum Critics says: "He has nothing but time on his hands now so his rhymes should be fiercer than ever when he returns."
A funny old lady says: "You play it backwards, they get their wife back, they get their dog back..."