"Black and Yellow" (CD single)
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this song is about rising to the top of the social heap by impressing people with a lot of money, partying, and sexual conquests. It includes some graphic language and adult references, putting it out of the league of younger kids.
What's the story?
"BLACK AND YELLOW" is a single from Pennsylvania-based rapper Wiz Khalifa (born Cameron Jibril Thomaz). Like so many songs in the genre, thetrack talks about making it big on the music scene -- and all of the material spoils that come along with that. Diamonds and moneydominate here, with some sex, substances, and swearingthrown into the mix.In the end, this isn't asongfor younger audiences.
Is it any good?
This single's musical formula is tired: generic synth hook, lackluster vocals, and worn-out rhymes. It's hard to distinguish the track from the rest of the rap pack, which continues to grow larger as more and more talented artists enter the fray. With this in mind, Wiz Khalifa will have to work a lot harder to stand out.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the glamorization of wealth by the media. Why do some songs, TV shows, and movies portray material wealth as something so valuable?
Are there certain music genres that glamorize wealth more than others? If so, which ones, and why?