T-Pain, ‘Goal Line’ | Track Review
At one time, T-Pain was ‘kind of a big deal.’ Like many artists, he had a successful run on the charts, particularly his album, Epiphany, which featured hits “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’),” “Bartender,” and “Church.” Since Epiphany, his career has been spottier – less hits, less notoriety. The last proper studio album arrived in 2011 – rEVOLVEr. He’s back with a new single, “Goal Line,” assisted by Blac Youngsta.
The cover art for the single suggests its content – sex, sex, and more sex. While “Goal Line” is a football term, T-Pain and Blac Youngsta use it as a metaphor for sex. Following an utterly ridiculous intro, the duo – mostly T-Pain – drops the shallow hook on us.
“I’m at the goal line (Gang Gang) / I’m at the goal line (Gang Gang) / Shawty got gold p*ssy (I swear) / And I hit the goldmine slow down…”
The production is great, if predictable. It sounds seedy, which is fitting given the confident, sensual subject matter of “Goal Line.”
After the intro, T-Pain drops hard-hitting, tough bars on the first verse. It’s a flex-fest, not anything particularly meaningful. The same could be said of Blac Youngsta, who follows suit on the second verse. Fittingly, T-Pain drops a third verse, continuing in a sexed-up, cocky and confident vein.
So, how does “Goal Line” stack up? It’s a good banger, but beyond that, it’s just another sex-laden, overconfident rap joint. T-Pain should definitely have some ‘takers’ with “Goal Line,” but, fundamentally, this is nothing ‘brand new.’
T-Pain • Goal Line (Ft. Blac Youngsta) – Single • RCA • Release: 9.29.17
Photo Credit: RCA