The Problem With.... Flo Rida's "Good Feeling"


Flo Rida has only become more and more interchangeable and average since he transitioned from R&B party music like 2008's "Low" to poppish party music like 2009's "Right Round." 

At this point, he oughta change his name to Cam Ofloj. Or something similar.

Flo Rida's latest single, "Good Feeling," relies on a derivative chord from EBM producer Avicii (one that resembles another recent track with Flo Rida, "Where Them Girls At") and a recurring Etta James sample in the refrain. 

Rida's contribution to the rest of the track is just a huge verbal mess through two verses. The first odd line, for instance -- "like you the one drinking that god sip dot com" -- doesn't really make much sense in any context. Such oddness only continues as Rida compares himself to Bill Gates, surveys his luxury cars and extracts natural resources. 

The guy sounds like a Renaissance man! Well, one who could still use some work on that whole songwriting thing. 

I'm wondering if there's something about the state of Florida that gets rappers to write rhymes that don't make sense. This kind of alliterative jazz resembles that of Rida's fellow Floridian rappers Pitbull and T-Pain. The only thing missing is a recent movie reference. 

Meanwhile, the music video for the song finds Flo Ride touring around the world, riding a Tron bike (oh, there's the movie reference) and training like a boxer. We never see him in a match with anyone, though. Who is he fighting? Himself? 

My guess is that he probably trained for the staring contest with the viewer at the end. It's an impressive display; if not for the fade-out, the viewer might have turned to stone. 

But, really, instead of turning me to stone, this track just makes me feel bad for Flo Rida.

Florida, too, I guess. Why not?

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Sarah
Sarah

I'm with Ollie. I didn't get some of the lyrics, so I looked them up, now I like the song more.

Godsip is the original anglo-saxon word for gossip, it meant God's family. It referred to how being part of a community/family meaning you'll be talked about, but that it can be a good thing.

I didn't know the crabs in a bucket reference either. That one was very powerful to learn about. Freaking crabs.

Jule
Jule

The song makes me feel great , so its a great song. I think its art , because it evokes an emotion. Feeeel me ?

Alex-carvalho91
Alex-carvalho91

Its only good because of the chorous which he took from aviciis sample levels

TJ
TJ

levels is better

tasiman
tasiman

Mmmmm....and yet I wonder why this song is STILL in charts around the world....go and get something else to complain about man, this is an awesome song and makes sense to those who want to understand it!

Ollie
Ollie

Lol, you are totally wrong about the line "like you the one drinking that god sip dot com", the line before is "Oh you like that gossip?" followed by - "like you the one thinking "what gossip"? dot com". If you are going to try and write a review about someone, and in the process slate everything they do, at least find out the facts about what you are reviewing. Your review basically makes you sound jealous of the multi millionaire rapper - who cares if he has gone from R&B to poppish party music, he's selling millions of singles world wide, has claimed various number 1s throughout the world charts and has made millions doing it? Clearly the guy is doing something right - and whether you think his lyrics make any sense or not, the tune is undeniably catchy and the video when you watch it does actually make you want to go travel the world and give a feeling of inspiration. And no, I'm not some ass licker who is "flo rida's biggest fan" and defending everything he does, far from it, but your review is just plain wrong!

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