Come on, Jake, you’re better than this. Remember when you put out songs like “Startin’ with Me,” and “Don’t Thin I Can’t Love You”? Even “Alone With You” was a good song. We know that you have talent. There’s no reason to resort to this.
Halfway through a song in which Jake is even trying to rap his way through the verses, artists T-Pain and Mike Posner join in with their own auto-tuned rap/singing. If you’ve heard the “Cruise” remix from Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly, you’ve really heard this song as well. They don’t really differ in any significant way. Especially since both are worth turning off about ten seconds into the song once you determine what it is.
If there’s one thing fans of real country music can be thankful for with regards to these country-rap remixes, it’s that at least it’s songs that we don’t want to listen to in the first place that are being remixed. That’s largely because artists consistently making real country music wouldn’t sell out their songs to rap remixes as they know full well that rap and country do not go together. Perhaps even the artists who do resort to these remixes know the songs that are being remixed are loathsome to country music to begin with and that further damage to them won’t really affect them one way or another.
I probably would have given the original version of this song at least a star and a half, but this is just pitiable. 0 stars.