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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Shahryar Rizvi
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