What They Want

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"= What They Want"
What They Want.jpg
Template:Infobox song/link by Russ
from the album There's Really a Wolf (2017)
Released August 19, 2015
Format Digital download
Recorded 2015
Genre
Length 2:45
Label
Songwriter(s) Russ Vitale
Producer(s) Russ
Russ singles chronology
"Pull the Trigger"
(2015)
"= What They Want"
(2015)
"Losin Control"
(2015)

"Pull the Trigger"
(2015)
"What They Want"
(2015)
"Losin Control"
(2015)
Peaked @ #83 on December 3, 2016

Russ Vitale is an American hip-hop recording artist of Italian ancestry who records under the name of Russ. The Atlanta based singer's self-produced tracks on his SoundCloud page attracted the interest of record labels and in 2016, Russ signed to Columbia Records. This song is his debut hit. Vitale explained to Genius that he wrote the song around the time that he first started getting interest from labels. "At that time, I was like 'I know what y'all want. Stop talking to me.' That was the inspiration, "he said. "Everyone wanted a piece. NOW y'all talking to me, but I know what y'all want." Vitale followed his usual writing process with this song of creating the melody first, then fitting the words into the melody. "That first verse melody, that s--t instantly came out, and the words kind of came out, too," he said. "This one, I made the beat in the studio and instantly did. It's a minimal beat. I like minimal. It's like four instruments. So it didn't take long at all."

Lyrics

[Intro]
They let us in the rap game
I swear they let me in the motherfucking rap game

[Verse 1]
Got a chick, I call her Lola
She feel like the ocean
Like to drink and smoke some doja
And I feel like smokin'
Plus she good at charmin' cobras
I feel like I'm chosen
But she ain't the only one, no
Got a chick, I call her Katia
She be actin bougie
The she came through and topped me off
Now she just a groupie
Got the aura of the mafia
Her friends wish they knew me
But they ain't the only ones, no no

[Hook]
What they want, what they want, what they want
Dollar signs, yeah, I know it's what they want
What they want, what they want, what they want
Y'all ain't foolin' me at all

[Verse 2]
I been at this shit for 9 years, now they startin' to call
I'm a DIY pioneer, they tryna get involved
Yippee kiyay, aw yeah, 'bout to set it off
I'm probably the only one, yeah
Come correct when you approach me, I can size you up
Takin' all the shots like Kobe, almost 81
Guess I gotta play the goalie and go and save me some
I'm proabably the only one, ye-ah

[Hook]
What they want, what they want, what they want
Dollar signs, yeah, I know it's what they want
What they want, what they want, what they want
Y'all ain't foolin' me at all

[Verse 3]
Who wants my money, I'll tell you who I don't fuck with
Who's pullin' strings, I'm just pointing out all the puppets
What I'm demanding is fucking up all the budgets
I'm smart as fuck, they be talkin' like I'm the dumbest
But I know what they want from me
Dollars, lotta stock in me
It ain't nothin' personal, it's business and I'm a commodity
But honestly, Pop Pop would be turnin' in his grave
The day I let someone else become the boss of me
When there's a boss in me, I'll be damned

[Hook]
What they want, what they want, what they want
Dollar signs, yeah, I know it's what they want
What they want, what they want, what they want
Y'all ain't foolin' me at all


Weekly charts

Chart (2016) Peak
position
November 12, 2016 99
November 19, 2016 95
November 26, 2016 84
December 3, 2016 83
December 10, 2016 83
December 17, 2016 95
December 24, 2016 99
January 21, 2017 Reentry
January 28, 2017 98