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Target Practice: Mario ft Gucci Mane & Sean Garrett “Break Up”


Welcome to Target Practice where bad popular songs of the past and present get shot. I’ve talked about how much of a dumpster fire 2009 was in pop music. The sad thing about doing a Worst list for that year was that there were some songs that I wanted to talk about, but was unable to because there was only 10 spots available. Fortunately, I’ll run into some of those songs when I do the Hot Rap Songs Review of 2009 eventually and I have a few Target Practices saved up for others like the one we’re doing today, which comes from Mario. Featuring Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett and produced by Bangladesh, this is Break Up.

When I kiss you so good,
Why would you wanna break up?
When this loving is so good,
Why would you wanna break up?
When I hit that so good,
Why would you wanna break up?
When this feeling is so good,
Why would you wanna break up?

Loving you, loving you, loving you
When I’m, when I’m
Loving you, loving you
Why would you wanna break up?
Do anything for you
Why would you wanna break up?
See I been driving through your hood
Why would you wanna break up?

Going by this intro and chorus, Mario is wondering why would his girl want to break up with him since, as he implies, he fucks her so good. You know that sex isn’t the only reason to stay in a relationship, right? Just saying. Now we move on to Gucci Mane. This will be… something.

Now baby girl have dumped me
She no longer wants me
I’m no longer hired
She says that I’ve been fired
On to the next one
More fish in the sea
Girls are like buses
Miss one, Next 15 one comin’

We get it, dude. She dumped you. No need to over-explain with the metaphors.

Gucci Mane crazy and his ice game stunnin’
Swag so stupid still the bitch straight dumped me
Over, no more smokin’ doja
Baby girl went AWOL
She used to be my soulja

And all of that ice wasn’t enough to keep her. Isn’t it ironic, don’t you think? Back to Mario.

(Don’t) Don’t I lace you with the Gucci
(Don’t) Don’t I deck you in the Louis
(Don’t) don’t I make your earlobes freeze
(Don’t) don’t when I dive I dive deep ?

Look back at about everything I said. They all apply here.

I know I be, gone
I know I be, gone
I know I be, (flirting with them girls)
I know I be, said I’d be right back, but take to long.
I know I be, saying I be faithful but I don’t
I know I be,

Making you them promises
Then breaking you’re heart again
Telling you she wasn’t, who she was
Then we arguing, but baby (I love you)

And now we know why y’all broke up: because you couldn’t keep it in your pants when around other girls. Why should we sympathize with you again?

You might be from the hood
But to me girl you’re a model,
Everything that I-I-I ever seen in a model,
If you’re leaving baby, don’t leave me till tomorrow
Tonight we gon’ get a little tipsy, with a bottle.

I bet you say that to all the girls you meet.

You gonna get me up’
I’m take ’em down
I’m gonna change my ways
We gon’ work it out
Girl I wouldn’t be the same if you was with somebody else
Girl it wouldn’t be the same if I was with somebody else

I know I made mistakes before,
Promise you won’t get hurt no more,
I got what you like and you know
Once you lay down, It’s on.

Yeah, baby. I promise I’ve changed. I’m only dedicating myself to one woman: you. Oops. I stuck my dick in another woman. Please forgive me. Where are you going?

Why you wanna leave me,
You should wanna tease me,
Icing ain’t easy, I make it look easy,
You should cop your belly
Mention rock Louis?
Now its for shawty?
I don’t like Gucci (Gucci, Gucci, Gucci)

To be fair, I don’t like Gucci, either.

This song is an unfaithful disaster. Here, we’re presented with a bunch of dudes who cheated on their significant other and in their attempts to persuade them to stay, brings up their sex game like that’s the only thing that’ll keep them together. It’s gross and selfish on these dudes’ part and no woman should go along with this. Just as bad is the production, where Bangladesh copy-pasted the same drum pattern from A Milli and Diva and paired it with repetitive lifeless synths and overwhelming bass. Mario sucked, Gucci Mane sucked, and Sean Garrett was just a waste of time. This isn’t just a bad break-up song, but it’s a bad song period. Next Target Practice, we look at a song from KISS.



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3 thoughts on “Target Practice: Mario ft Gucci Mane & Sean Garrett “Break Up”

  1. Are you planning a Target Practice or a Random WTF Lyrics on Iggy Azalea’s Kream? You said it’s “a disaster on all fronts” on Twitter, so maybe it can give you some material.


  2. Looking back, I completely forgot how horrible 2009 was in pop music. Yeah, 2009 is a dishonorable mention on my list along of least favorite years in pop music along with the rest of pre-1964’s 60s and 1987, and songs like Break Up help reinforce why.

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    1. It’s hard to believe this had competition from other stinkers of that year including Pop Champagne and Diva for a lot of 2009 worst lists.

      Also does anyone here have opinions on all these guys’ music? I know Gucci Mane has some attention from Down In The DM and some Migos collaboration but what about Mario and Sean Garrett? How’s their music output?


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