WWE Superstar R-Truth just released a new music video, and I feel that it really deserves an extensive breakdown into a serious musical critique. That’s gonna have to come from someone else, however, because that’s not how we do it at With Spandex.
We deeply appreciate all of the more ridiculous aspects of pro wrestling extra-curricular activities, whether it’s every commercial The Undertaker ever made, or former WWE legend (for all the wrong reasons) Cameron and her tour de force ‘Bye Bye’. ‘I Be Like’ and the accompanying music video might make us love R-Truth even more than that time he freaked the f*ck out over Natalya’s cats. Well … almost.
The actual quality of the song is heavily debatable, but again, that’s for people who are smarter and care more than us. The video is almost low-key terrible enough to be forgettable, but there are enough highlights that it loops around to wonderful. I mean, he’s not dry-humping the walls of a bank lobby, but we do get a lot of close-ups like this:
I’m absolutely in love with the idea that he just has framed photos of match graphics and WWE.com exclusives. Do you think he has a digital photo frame of this GIF?
God I hope so.
As an aside, they do show framed photos of his adorable family, though this did give me pause and wonder when the heck he got married to Velvet Sky:
That look of sad resignation is also the face I make when forced to watch Velvet Sky wrestle.
The rest of the video plays heavily off of the “I love cars and ignoring basic driving safety and my dude friends and dancing in parking lots” trap music trope (trape?). It’s so sparsely populated, though, that it looks like the loneliest version of Rich Boy’s ‘Throw Some Ds’ video. That said, “overalls man” is the new “Young Dro’s mom (?) excited to see TI” of my heart:
Just kidding, nobody could ever surpass my love for her.
But what do the fans think? To the comments!
Goddamn PG era ruins EVERYTHING. Hrmph.
I love how the first person is trying to be so helpful (he IS a dude!), but the second has never realized that R-Truth, who has rapped his own entrance for years, raps.
So is R-Truth’s newest song our new summer jam? Probably not. Would I push someone down a flight of stairs for a chopped and screwed remix? Yes, just name the person and the place, then pull Mike Jones out of his hiatus.