Kanye West & Lil Pump’s “I Love It” Song Review

Hello, I’m MusiCommentator, and one of the weirdest collaborations of the year just happened.  Legendary rapper/producer Kanye West recently teamed up with clout-head Lil Pump, and I don’t think anyone saw this coming.

I have talked about both of these artists on this blog before.  Kanye West is an artist that I have been a fan of for a long time.  While his discography is not perfect, he has a way of making material that sticks with you, and I will give a listen to pretty much anything he creates.  Lil Pump, on the other hand, is an artist I have lesser feelings of.  I talked about him on my 2018 XXL Freshman Class RANKED post, crowning him my least favorite artist of the c;ass.  I don’t have a burning hatred for the guy, I just don’t get any appeal from his music.  His self-titled mixtape is supposed to be filled with heavy club bangers, but I only it dull and droning.  However, with a collaboration like this, I guess anything is possible, so let’s check out this new track “I Love It

‘Cause you know in the old days
They couldn’t say the sh*t they wanted to say
They had to fake orgasms and sh*t
We can tell n*ggas today:
“Hey, I wanna c*m, mothaf*cka!”

I can already tell this is going to be one of those posts where I have to use a lot of asterisks.

So, this intro is sampled from a comedy set by comedian Adele Givens, giving this track a…”unique” beginning.  I have heard Kanye use this trick where he samples a spoken vocal in the start of a song to set up its themes, but on here, it seems fairly out of place.  It makes it seem like the track is trying to be more than it is, and when you hear the chorus, you know it’s not supposed to be something very symbolic or deep.

You’re such a f*ckin’ ho, I love it (I love it)
You’re such a f*ckin’ ho, I love it (I love it)

Lil Pump gives us the chorus to this song, and I’m going to say something that might shock a lot of people; I think this hook is catchy.  Let me explain.  I didn’t like a lot of Pump’s choruses on his mixtape because he just said the same thing over and over.  Saying “Gucci gang” 8 times in a row isn’t catchy.  However, when he has inflection in his voice, it makes it catchier.  In his song “Drug Addicts”, he has a bit of a sing-songy flow in the hook, and I think it’s a bit catchy.  It’s not like he’s belting out a power ballad, but it makes me like it more.  This hook has the same effect, since the autotune gives me a melody to latch onto.  So, this hook is catchy (that doesn’t mean it’s super good, though).

You’re such a f*ckin’ ho, I love it (love it, love it)
(I’ma f*ck a b*tch, tell her cousin)

Why would you tell her cousin that?  They’d probably just get mad at you, and that would be an awkward Thanksgiving table.

I just pulled up in a Ghost (Ghost)
F*cked that b*tch up out in London (up out in)
Then I f*cked up on her cousin
Or her sister, I don’t know nothin’

Uh…cool?

And my n*ggas gettin’ ignorant
Like a lighter, b*tch, we ignant

I’m pretty sure the word you’re looking for is “ignited”.

All this water on my neck
Look like I fell when I went fishin’

I can’t tell whether this metaphor is clever or stupid, so I’m going to call it both.

Me and Smokepurpp sippin’ drank
Ooh, f*ck, she take lines

Hopefully you’re talking about two different people here, because I don’t think Smokepurpp would appreciate you calling him a “she”.  I don’t want to be a Grammar Nazi, but if you’re going to mention someone else, tell us who it is first.

Well, that was Lil Pump’s verse, and it was pretty much what I expected.  If anything, there were more stupid lines than he usually has.  But, Kanye is up to bat next, and maybe he is here to impress.  What is it that you have to say, Mr. West?  How will you start off your verse?

When the first time they ask you if you want sparklin’ or still?
Why you tryna act like you was drinkin’ sparklin’ water ‘fore you came out here?

…What?

I’m a sick f*ck, I like a quick f*ck (whoop!)
I’m a sick f*ck, I like a quick f*ck (whoop!)
I’m a sick f*ck, I like a quick f*ck (whoop!)
I’m a sick f*ck, I like a quick f*ck (whoop!)

This refrain is a lot less catchier.  I mean, Kanye has never been a lyrical genius, but this is something else.

I like my d*ck sucked, I’ll buy you a sick truck
I’ll buy you some new t*ts, I’ll get you that nip-tuck

It doesn’t really sound like he’s saying anything here.  It just sounds like he’s trying to find words that rhyme and put them in a flow.

How you start a family? The condom slipped up

Well this seems like an odd place to mention that.

I like hearin’ stories, I like that ho sh*t
I wanna hear mo’ sh*t, I like the ho sh*t
Send me some mo’ sh*t, you triflin’ ho b*tch

I don’t even know what he’s saying at this point.  I’m done.

Overall, this song is…something.  I guess to me, this doesn’t feel like a song.  This feels like a gimmick.  I mean, it was premiered at the Pornhub Awards (Yes, that’s a thing) and the music video features the two artists walking around in Roblox suits.  It’s hard to judge this as a song when it just feels like a way for Kanye to get his name out there before he releases his new album, which supposedly comes out this week.  But, I guess the beat is nice, even if Kanye has made similar production on songs like “Fade” and “WTP”.  The lyrics, though, are very weak, and the flows aren’t special either.  I’d probably gives this song a 2 out of 5.  Do you agree?

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