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"Black and Yellow" (CD single)

Money rules in explicit rap song; too mature for tweens.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The song's intense focus on money and material things, along with substance use and lots of sex, makes for an overall negative message.

Positive role models

The actions and attitudes in this song are about someone whose primary goal is to social climb.

Not applicable

Some sexually-charged lyrics: "Not a lesbian, but she a freak though / Come stay for one night, I’m shining all week, ho."


Liberal use of "f--k" and the "N"-word.


No specific product names, but lots of talk about diamonds and materialism.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Mentions drinking and marijuana.

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?

Music details

Artist:Wiz Khalifa
Release date:November 14, 2010
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Adult Written byDrDreVEVO April 2, 2011

Go to Youtube Music and they have the the clean version by Atlantic Records

If you go on youtube music you will get the clean version but it is the offical song and youtube took out the strong language and It's by AtlanticVideos and its the first one.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Teen, 13 years old Written bystan101 April 28, 2012

awesome song

awesome song
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byLadyGaGa96 February 6, 2011


Love this song
What other families should know
Too much swearing