Gerald Walker “Half of Life Is Fucking Up…The Other Half Is Dealing With It”/ “Get Your Money” with Will.I.Am

gerald walker - evening out with your girlfriendMost of the fun in Milwaukee/ Chicago rapper/ singer Gerald Walker‘s new mixtape, Evening Out With Your Girlfriend, can be had in just reading the titles (samples: “You Don’t Pay A Prostitute For Sex…You Pay A Prostitute To Leave When You’re Done”; “Your Mother Made Me Change The Name of This Song So Your Father Wouldn’t Realize Who It’s About”) or figuring out the source of his backing beat choices (production “swipes” include tracks from Matt & Kim, Arctic Monkeys and Will.I.Am), which is probably why we can’t get enough of “Half of Life Is Fucking Up…The Other Half Is Dealing With It”, a featured cut set to the tune of Amy Winehouse’s “He Can Only Hold Her”. But before you get to thinking that we’re completely losing it, know that there’s more appeal to the song beyond the entertainment value of it’s title and sample.

A charming, and occasionally witty, ditty that finds his conversational flow rested well atop Mark Ronson’s retro-hued soundbed, “Half of Life…” follows Walker coming clean to his “love ‘em and leave ‘em” ways. “They sayin’ that I’m ruthless/ I’m just addicted to the newness/ Of a chick/ So after the first couple weeks of us dating/ They all get dismissed”, he confesses at one point, elsewhere cruelly finding humor in how he leaves women feeling like “whores”, or the way they “try to block my retreats” when only a short while before they “resisted my advances”.

His heartless braggadocio is probably not a laughing matter to the long line of women he’s left confused and emotionally bruised over time, but for us, it’s definitely a hoot to listen to over and over.

Check it out below alongside what’s become our second favorite Girlfriend entry: “Get Your Money”, one of two great whole song-jackings from will.i.am’s 2007 solo flop Songs About Girls. Honestly, we don’t know where will’s voice ends and Walker’s contribution begins on it, but it’s festive celebration of strippers over a sample of M.A.N.D.Y. & Booka Shade’s 2005 Ibiza staple “Body Language” definitely gets us anxious to hit the closest strip joint armed with pocketfuls of single bills every time.

Pick up the rest of Evening Out With Your Girlfriend here.

DL: “Half of Life Is Fucking Up…The Other Half Is Dealing With It” (alt)

DL: “Get Your Money” (alt)