Anytime you want to pick up the telephone you
know that it ain’t nothin to drop a couple stacks on you
If you want it you can get it my dear
5 millions dollars homes drop the business i swear.
I want yo body. I need yo body.
As long as you got me you won’t need nobody
You want it, i got it. Go get it, i’ll buy it
Tell them other broke niggas be quiet
-T.I Whatever You Like ©2008
I can’t lie I cant deny it I ❤ this song. Not in the Kanye West gold diggerian sense, or in the Karine Stevens I hope I can get insert >>famous name here<< to break me off and pay my rent and eat off writing books about him later kind of way. But I love it. I simply adore the fact T.I. can talk about being nice to a girl that he likes. He’s not talking about the smackin, hittin, shaking, or jiggling of her body parts. While the song is no monument to the multifaceted she ra warrior goddess child rearing pant wearing educated talented woman (girl power!), I am pleased to hear something from mainstream hip hip that can talk about treatin a woman nice. Takin her out to eat and not going dutch or likening treating to tricking if you know what I mean. T.I.’s rhymes celebrate allowing a woman to chose her meal sh*t even the continent she eats it in.
Yeah, I told y’all niggaz
about god damn takin’ them hoez to the Cheesecake Factory
Lettin’ them hoez order strawberry lemonade and popcorn shrimps
They ain’t goin’ do nuthin’
but try to take all your motherfuckin’ cheese! (Yeah!)
-Big Boi (Outkast) We Love Deez Hoez (c)2008
I sometimes lament the fact that I am living in a world where doing something nice for a woman you care about is considered a sign of weakness, and that showing submission to a woman in any form is viewed as a chink in a man’s manly armor. When showing a woman NO LOVE is considered acceptable and even preferable I cringe, and the probability of my being able to procreate plummets along with the DOW and Wachovia’s stocks.
So next on my list of things to Bring Back is cordiality, affection, and the visual embodiment of that affection in a free meal or something shiny. Until this proposed renaissance occurs I will just day dream about it. (sigh…I wish I was Zaria from parenthood…a girls gotta have dreams!)