Who says you ‘Can’t Have’ a taste of Climate Change before 2017? The song titled just that ‘Can’t have’ which Mr Worldwide believes that everyone can relate to has arrived. Can’t Have with Steven A Clark and Ape Drums spread goose bumps up my arms quicker than you could say Climate Change, as I listened to this deep, reflective, from the heart song for the first time. Pitbull has also previously said that the song is all about appreciation,
Written while Pitbull was looking out to Central Park from his hotel room you just know the big patch of greenery and grassland in Central Park is not the only inspiration and reason for the rhyme and title of this song when he says “The grass looks greener on the other side. ‘till you get to the other side” Playing devil’s advocate trying to decipher Pitbull’s rhymes, could it be that having got to the other side in his career that there are patches of the grass that are not so green as they looked from afar? That there are different kind of sacrifices that have to be made by default and not out of choice compared to being back on the other side of the fence while still hustling to make it. Appreciating both sides of the grass. Always wanting what you can’t have, the grass looking greener, getting to the other side of the grass, realise there are different sacrifices on the different sides but at the same time can’t dwell on that focus on the bigger picture and keep going with hunger and drive to take it to the next level. “First we make the sandwich (Miami Subs Grill?) then we own the restaurant (30Sinco one Pitbull restaurant coming up!)”. Going onto “First we clean houses now we own all the houses on the block- not bad for some immigrants” I guess we can say ‘Take that Trump!’
The juggernaut that is Pitbull can’t stop, won’t stop and keeps on going higher to get his footprints on the moon (But ‘where do we go from here?’) Just like Notorious B.I.G, Pitbull too thought ‘It was all a dream’ and that the ‘sky was the limit’ but now bearing the fruits of all the hard work. Pitbull said previously on Fuse “We will always be underdogs that’s why it’s so special to me. It stands for a lot” Too right. It’s always the underdogs you have to keep your third eye on, looking out for that shoot to the surface moment to amaze with their achievements and success. In this case the dog is a Pitbull. Rest of the players in the game look out, Pitbull won’t kill you but he’ll watch you die! Thought provoking, appreciating both sides of the grass, as always brain-tantalising lyrics and the clever way in which Pitbull puts them into the song and how it is delivered to our understanding.
The synth, drums, the build ups and come downs and the overall flow. On point. Can’t Have meeting my ears for the first time pulled me under, left me transfixed with curiosity and wonder as I followed the softer EDM flow and digested the rhymes. Magnetizing. Playing the air drums and keyboard during and long after the song has gone. The message and tone of the music match- perfect. Enjoy the music while going into even greater depths with the rhymes.
I guess we always want what we can’t have. Us fans wanted the full Climate Change album this side of the patch however, we have been given an early Christmas gift as a taster to address those impatient hunger pangs, so thank you Armando.
Here’s some more food for thought from Mr Worldwide “If you don’t know where you are from then you don’t know where you are going….If you don’t stand up for something, you’ll fall for anything”
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