Love This Life
|"Love This Life"|
|Single by T.I.|
|Released||April 3, 2012|
|Producer(s)||1500 or Nothin'|
|T.I. singles chronology|
"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'. The song was included on the album as an iTunes bonus track only.
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. 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?'" While T.I. incorporates references to cars, shoes and jewelry, he also expresses the desire to have an understanding relationship.
Markman compared T.I.'s delivery to that on "Whatever You Like", only "much darker". 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."
|US Billboard Hot 100||81|
|US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)||39|
|United States||April 3, 2012||Digital download||Grand Hustle, Atlantic|
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- Gates, Sara (April 3, 2012). "T.I. Releases 'Love This Life' And Loves His Wife". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- Chery, Carl (2012-03-26). "T.I. to Drop New Single Next Month". XXL. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- Markman, Rob (April 3, 2012). "T.I. Spoils His Lady On New Single 'Love This Life'". MTV. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- Coplan, Chris (April 2, 2012). "Check Out: T.I. – 'Love This Life'". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- Hogan, Marc (April 3, 2012). "T.I. Restores Our Faith With Giddy 'Love This Life'". Spin. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- Fitzgerald, Trent (April 3, 2012). "T.I., 'Love This Life' – Song Review". PopCrush. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- "T.I. Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
- "T.I. Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
- iTunes - Music - Love This Life - Single by T.I.