Another week, another pop that has been chopped. Again, I’m all about blending the old favorite with the new hit. Brewer and Shipley’s “One Toke Over the Line” is seminole 70’s swing rock produced at the height of the experimental drug culture in America.
On the other hand, T.I.’s “Whatever You Like” is about getting life’s greatest excesses – cars, planes, and bling. Keeping in mind it is track six on his album “Paper Trail”, and track five is “Live Your Life” (featuring Rihanna), which states at the beginning:
“What you need to do is be thankful for the life that you got. You know what I’m sayin’. Stop lookin’ at what you ain’t got and start bein’ thankful for what you do got.”
Ah, the double-sided coin of modern hip hop. Still, the mixture of excessive drug use and excessive material wealth seem to be a proverbial chocolate and peanut butter. To quote a great sage.
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