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"Whatever You Like" (CD single)

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Rapper rewards sexiness with material things.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The premise of the song equates sex and being sexy with getting luxury items and lots of money. "You know them old sugar daddies, they be trickin', they tell them girls, I said you can have whatever you like." In other words, it tells girls that they can and should use their bodies to get fancy things.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

"Late night sex, so wet, it's so tight" is part of the chorus and is repeated four times in the song.

Language

The "N" word is said three times.

Consumerism

The song is all about living lavishly and spending lots of money. "Want it, you can get it, my dear, Five million dollar homes, drop Bentleys, I swear, yeah... Five, six rides with rims and a body kit, You ain't gotta downgrade, you can get what I get, My chick can have what she want, Can go to any store, buy any bag she want."

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The chorus includes two references to alcohol: "Stacks on deck, Patron on ice, and we can pop bottles all night."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this song basically says that if people (particularly women) are hot and have a nice body, someone else will buy them anything they want. The lyrics proceed to list off many of the things -- from mansions and sports cars to fine liquor and clothes -- that a woman could get from hooking up with the right guy. In the video, a girl working in a fast food restaurant is whisked off to live the good life, dressing in sexy clothes, drinking Patron, and being showered with gifts. But in the end these Lifestlyes of the Rich and Famous scenes are all just a daydream of a female fan.

What's the story?

The first single from T.I.'s upcoming album THE PAPER TRAIL, this single is a mid-tempo harmonic rap about a boyfriend (T.I.) who lavishes gifts on his hot, sexy girlfriend. The single was produced by Jim Jonsin of Lil' Wayne's "Lollipop" fame. It also includes samples from the Rocky II theme.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

T.I. lets his melodic vocal skills shine on this simplistic, indulgent track. Playing the sugar daddy character in the song, he moves between smooth vocals ("100K deposits, vacations in the tropics, everybody know it ain't trickin' if you got it") to deliberate staccato raps (I want yo' body body, need yo' body body). The track seamlessly incorporates the Rocky II samples, making this a radio-friendly light rap song.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the messages that this song sends to women about body image, self-respect, and relationships. Families can also discuss how the media portrays wealth. Do you think most rappers live the extravagant lifestyle that they claim? Would you prefer to have someone buy you a fancy house or car, or would you like to earn it yourself?

Music details

Artist:T.I.
Release date:August 19, 2008
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 16 years old Written bycinnagurl January 12, 2014

Whatever You Like

I have loved this song for 4 years and now according to Common Sense I am old enough to listen to it :) this is a sexy song and this is the only issue. Language really isnt an issue here. I just really love to music. I don't care about lyrics the music and tune is what i focus on and i do love this
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byjakek6 August 25, 2009

The edited version is more appropriate.

The edited version would be on for 13+. But i rated this on for 15+ because in the chorus they say... "late night sex, so wet and so tight" and they also use the N word a couple times. The edited version says "baby i can treat you so special, so nice" and all the N words are replaced with normal words.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bychocoluv March 2, 2014

Clean Version

Get the clean version. It has a line that says "Girl you smell so fresh and look so nice" that's funny and appropriate! Also it blocks out most of the language too.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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