on May 16, 2013
This song is about Flo Rida growing up in the Carol City, Florida projects and his struggle to fame and fortune. He cries thinking about letting go of the troubles and problems from his past that he thought he had already gotten over but still haunt him when he thinks back to them (i.e. his sister dying, which he talks about later in the song).
on February 8, 2013
Has good verses. I like that he tells his life story, like when you think about it he's being a real rapper and that's probably why i like him so much. He speaks of the true troubles he faced, like his sister dying and struggling. :) (Good song, would recommend if it wasn't already so popular)
on November 18, 2012
"Piano In the Dark" is one of my favorite songs, and I love how it is used here. I have not been a Flo Rida fan in the past, but this song made me want to check out his other music, and I have found a few other songs I like, but not as much as this one.
on December 6, 2012
Hip Hop is the art of creative reinvention. This song is plain stealing from Bingo Players, the artists of the original song. Compare both, and see for yourself.
When you remix a song, you but ''remix'' at the end of it. It's admitting that you don't own the song, you just made some changes to it-usually dramatic changes that turn it almost into another song. Flo Rida's attempt at remixing was zero effort, the making of the song couldn't have taken more than a month (once again, compare the song to the original and you'll see what I mean). Their is only one part that is actually remixed, otherwise the pitch and every component of the song remains untouched.
Other artists have done this before, but not to this length of extreme laziness and stealing. Harder Better Faster Stronger had a top40 remix that actually changed the song from French house to 2000's hip Hop. That's great and totally acceptable, as the song was totally revamped in a creative way. Ice Cube's Check yo self rips the beat directly from grand master flash's ''the message'', much like Flo Rida, but unlike Flo Rida, Ice Cube's tight handle on rapping turns it into a new song: the rapping lasts the whole song, the rapping is more than one repeated chorus unlike Flo Rida's pathetic attempt, and Ice Cube does not rely on autotune to carry his song.
I realize this is something silly to be upset about, but as a DJ, Bingo Player's ''Cry just a Little'' was formative to my career, and it's upsetting to see it go unaccredited when it hit top40, and for Flo Rida to change practically nothing about the song then call it his.
As consumers we have a responsibility to purchase products that we find high quality and original, so then the industry will make high quality and original products. If we buy this song, we are saying that it is okay to rip off a small Dutch band's hit, put one layer of track over it, and then call it our own. Your dollar is your voice, spend it wisely.