This is probably the most apologetic I’ve had to be for a song of the day choice, but there’s enough pros to this song to justify its inclusion. “I’m the One” is a mad song. It’s worth getting the obvious out of the way. DJ Khaled is objectionable. Justin Bieber is objectionable. At one point Justin Bieber puts on a Jamaican accent that I don’t think got enough heat at the time.
Really it comes down to a couple of things. Chance the Rapper has a verse that I just enjoy immensely.
Uh, she beat her face up with that new Chanel
She like the price, she see the ice, it make her coochie melt
When I met her in the club I asked her who she felt
Then she went and put that booty on that Gucci belt
I think those four bars are just hilarious. Chance the Rapper generally has a pretty consistent flow so the whole verse sounds good, but those are some demented lyrics. The lines roll so perfectly but the idea of a grown man saying these things is so funny to me.
One verse of Quavo is the perfect amount. It’s hard not to enjoy some Quavo adlibs. The Lil Wayne verse is wild.
She think we Clyde and Bonnie
But it’s more like Whitney and Bobby,
God, forgive me!”
I like that idea. People in volatile relationships like to act like its them against the world, raising hell. The truth is that might be the case sometimes, but other times they’re smoking crack and bashing the heads off each other.
“I’m the One” is like a song from space. All these crazy aliens came together to make an insane song and for some reason I love it. Whenever it comes on I can feel my face light up. It’s good for a bop and it’s an all round good time.
You can listen to “I’m the One” by DJ Khaled here.