Love This Life

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"Love This Life"
T.I. - Love This Life.jpg
Single by T.I.
ReleasedApril 3, 2012 (2012-04-03)
FormatDigital download
GenreHip hop
  • Clifford Harris
  • Lamar Edwards
  • Larrance Dopson
Producer(s)1500 or Nothin'
T.I. singles chronology
"We in This Bitch"
"Love This Life"
"Back 2 Life (Live It Up)"
Music video
"Love This Life" on YouTube

"Love This Life" is a song by the American hip hop recording artist T.I., released on April 3, 2012, as the intended first single from his eighth studio album, Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head (2012). The song, thematically reminiscent of his 2008 hit single "Whatever You Like", was produced by production team 1500 or Nothin'.[1] The song was included on the album as an iTunes bonus track only.

Music video[edit]

The music video was premiered on June 14, 2012, on 106 & Park. The video was shot in Sydney, Australia.


The song's hook contains 'layered' singing vocals by T.I., very similar to "That's All She Wrote", a previous single released by T.I. featuring fellow rapper Eminem, also known for often using layered singing vocals.[2][3] T.I. told XXL that the song speaks to women, "but from a man’s perspective". He described the song's concept saying, "People who find themselves in a situation where the woman might say she wants to part ways with the man, but the man [is] like, 'Let’s be sensible about this. You gonna leave all this? And go where?'"[4] While T.I. incorporates references to cars, shoes and jewelry, he also expresses the desire to have an understanding relationship.[1][3]

Critical reception[edit]

Markman compared T.I.'s delivery to that on "Whatever You Like", only "much darker".[5][6][7] Trent Fitzgerald of PopCrush called it "a great rap ballad that could make the toughest neighborhood thug want to buy candy and flowers for his girlfriend."[8]


Chart (2012) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[9] 81
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[10] 39

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
United States April 3, 2012[11] Digital download Grand Hustle, Atlantic


  1. ^ a b Rubenstein, Jenna Hally (April 3, 2012). "New Song: T.I., 'Love This Life'". MTV. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Greenwald, David (April 2, 2012). "Listen: T.I.'s First 'Trouble Man' Single, 'Love This Life'". Billboard. Nielsen Company. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Gates, Sara (April 3, 2012). "T.I. Releases 'Love This Life' And Loves His Wife". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  4. ^ Chery, Carl (2012-03-26). "T.I. to Drop New Single Next Month". XXL. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Markman, Rob (April 3, 2012). "T.I. Spoils His Lady On New Single 'Love This Life'". MTV. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  6. ^ Coplan, Chris (April 2, 2012). "Check Out: T.I. – 'Love This Life'". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  7. ^ Hogan, Marc (April 3, 2012). "T.I. Restores Our Faith With Giddy 'Love This Life'". Spin. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  8. ^ Fitzgerald, Trent (April 3, 2012). "T.I., 'Love This Life' – Song Review". PopCrush. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  9. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  10. ^ "T.I. Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  11. ^ iTunes - Music - Love This Life - Single by T.I.

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