"I Cry" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Rapper gets emotional in upbeat dance track.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

More complex emotional messages than many rap songs, with Flo Rida describing his reactions to sorrowful situations in his own life and beyond –– though in the end, he remains optimistic.

Positive role models

Song is about working through adversity and still coming out optimistic on the other side.
 

Violence

Mentions a tragic bombing and shooting spree in Norway.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Bugatti, Rihanna, E–Class (Mercedes).

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple of lyrics about champagne and cigarettes.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that though "I Cry" is nowhere near as graphic as many raps songs, it still contains some iffy content, including references to a mass bombing/shooting spree in Norway, drinking champagne, and the "president's cigarettes." Overall, though, the track is fine for teens.
 

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

"I CRY" is the fourth single from Wild Ones –– the fourth full–length record from rapper Flo Rida. Featuring cameos from fellow artists Cheshire and Mass, the track serves as an emotional outlet for Flo Rida, letting him vent his feelings about a range of difficult circumstances, from a tragic bombing/shooting in Norway that left 77 people dead, to the disappearance of his sister.
 

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The rapid–fire beat of this danceable track is a stark contrast to its somewhat somber lyrics. Sampling the Bingo Players' classic song "Cry (Just a Little)," the tune includes Flo Rida's signature mix of recognizable notes against his powerful vocal delivery.  
 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to cope with tragic events, whether in your own life or the world at large. How do you feel when you see a violent story reported on the news? 

  • Name three people in your life who are always there to listen when you need to get something off your chest.

  • When you're feeling down, what are some of the things you do to cheer yourself up?

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Music details

Artist:Flo Rida
Release date:October 23, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 November 15, 2012
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i cry cd single

Families can talk about how to cope with tragic events, whether in your own life or the world at large.

Name three people in your life who are always there to listen when you need to get something off your chest.

When you're feeling down, what are some of the things you do to cheer yourself up?

What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus January 1, 2013
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13
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Kid, 11 years old February 13, 2013
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10
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Every Flo Rida song

Pretty much every Flo Rida song is like this: it features a female singer who can actually sing, but the song is ruined by Flo's ear-bleeding "rapping". Like this one.

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