What They Want by 6ixth Element is a powerful piece that deeply resonates with the youth. It explores the expectations that society has for you or the lack of them as well. When he speaks his truth, he speaks with verve and fire.
The song begins with a mellow echoing tune and is slowly amplified by 6ixth’s voice. The song is supported by strings and percussions as its lead tone setters, apart from his striking verses of course. The lyrics manage to capture the essence of alienation and the need to prove people wrong. He literally knocks and tells you that the haters are going to hate but you need to keep pushing forward. “Look as I shift gears, ’cause life just gets harder. But as I look in the rearview, my haters fall behind farther,” he says, need I say more about this man’s flow? The kind of rap presented to us by 6ixth is the good old old-school rap that perhaps sets the tone at the start of a film. This goes to show us just how good of a storyteller 6ixth Element is!
The Other Guys is a buddy cop action film starring Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg. These two have the need to prove themselves. This is because they are pitted against Samuel L Jackson and Dwayne Johnson. While the film is a hilarious action watch, it has poignant statements to make about the justice system and action movies in general. What They Want would be great in the background as they are on one of their casual drives that turn into a chase and escape scene.
The song has your attention gripped right from the start and 6ixth’s words breathe life into you. The track is nothing short of brilliant, leaves you wanting more.