"2012 (It Ain't the End of the World)" (single featuring Nicki Minaj)

Common Sense Media says

Clean, carefree fun is the topic of this R&B track.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Encouraging people to forget their troubles for a night and try to enjoy life, this tune sends a positive message about letting go of stress.

Positive role models

By producing music with a current sound yet clean lyrics, Jay Sean is a positive alternative to the many envelope-pushing young artists out there.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple references to drinking, but nothing too extreme.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this song is an overall clean track that talks about putting your worries aside and trying to have fun. While the song includes a couple of lines about drinking, it keeps the central message on the inoffensive side, even with the addition of typically risque rapper Nicki Minaj -- resulting in a single that's an OK choice for younger teens.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

R&B singer Jay Sean is back with "2012 (IT AIN'T THE END)," a single that also features guest vocals from female rapper Nicki Minaj. Despite the appearance of the notoriously racy Minaj, Sean sticks with the clean approach that characterizes most of his songs -- describing a New Years' Eve scene that focuses more on forgetting your cares and having a good time than overdoing the substance use. Though the track includes a couple lines about "bottles poppin'," it's a primarily clean tune that's appropriate for younger and older teens alike.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

Though Jay Sean has the slick look of a music star, he doesn't quite have the pipes of R&B peers like Chris Brown or Bruno Mars. That said, "2012" still has a fun, club-friendly sound that will make for plenty of good dance-floor remixes.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Jay Sean manages to remain popular among young fans even though his lyrics don't feature a lot of the bragging, sex, and substance use of his peers' music. What are the qualities of Jay Sean's music that you like most?

  • What lessons can other artists learn from Jay Sean about gaining popularity?

Music details

Artist:Jay Sean
Release date:October 3, 2010
Type:Single
Label:Cash Money Records
Genre:R&B
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written byijarritos June 21, 2012
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9
QUALITY
 

Love this song

I like this song because of the Jay Sean and Niki Minaj make a good pair to sing and rap together. Niki minaj isn't a "hood rapper", so don't worry about that. There is some reference to drinking, but stays on topic with the singing. Great song!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 5 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 May 31, 2012
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

2012 it aint end world single featuring nicki minaj

Families can talk about how Jay Sean manages to remain popular among young fans even though his lyrics don't feature a lot of the bragging, sex, and substance use of his peers' music. What are the qualities of Jay Sean's music that you like most? What lessons can other artists learn from Jay Sean about gaining popularity?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byreviews_101 February 28, 2012
AGE
10
QUALITY
 

Great, clean song

This is a great, clean song! I think it's fine for anybody 10 or older, but I think even 8 or 9 years old could listen to this song if they really want to. There's nothing inappropriate in it, and "4tora9", this isn't the Jay Sean song that says "It's so hot in the club that the girls are taking all their clothes off" that's in his song called Hit the Lights.

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