"Clique" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Rap titans celebrate spending, sex in explicit rap tune.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive messages

Wasting all of your hard-earned money on partying, prostitutes, and expensive toys is a negative message.

Positive role models & representations

Song embraces excessive spending and a lavish lifestyle.

Violence
Sex

Mentions prostitution: "Freaky women I be feeling from the bank accounts I'm feeling."

Language

Repeated use of "f--k" and "s--t."

Consumerism

Plenty of celebrity and product references, from Maybach to Gucci to Tom Cruise.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

Mentions drinking and a "drug-dealing cousin."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that "Clique" is a classic rap song in nearly every sense of the word: It features lots of profanity and bragging about how much many millions of dollars can buy, along with some racist comments ("You know white people get money, don't spend it ... I rather buy 80 gold chains and go ig'nant"). The iffy content (including mentions of drinking and prostitution) makes this track best for older teens and up.

User Reviews

Educator and Parent Written byJared Galczynski June 10, 2014
Click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click, click. Ain't nobody gonna change the station when this comes on their radios!
Adult Written byLiamRandall September 29, 2012

Needs no review, speaks for itself.

I feel that at this point, the world knows what to expect from a standard rap album, let alone a product of Jay and Yeezey, but I guess it still needs to be rev...
Kid, 12 years old January 11, 2013

rape

I think it is a good song it has a lot of cus words but it is a good song
Teen, 13 years old Written byheat fan July 15, 2013

Decent rap song.

Clique is a decent rap song because Jay-Z and Big Sean are awesome in it, but the hook is annoying. They say f--- a lot, and also b---- and the n word a few tim...

What's the story?

Rap titans Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Big Sean team up in "CLIQUE," the fourth track from the first full-length album, Cruel Summer, released by the record label G.O.O.D. Music. Established in 2004 by West, the rapper Common, and R&B crooner John Legend, the label hosts a roster of musicians including artists like Kid Cudi, The Dream, and Pusha T.

Is it any good?

A haunting hook dominates this methodical track, with powerful performances by all three of these heavy-hitting rappers. Musically, the track showcases the infectious sounds that have made each of these artists famous. Too bad the content isn't appropriate for kids.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why so many rap songs glorify excessive spending? Can you think of other genres that also celebrate a lavish lifestyle?

  • What do you like about this track? The beat? The rhymes? The message?

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  • How does "Clique" compare with other songs by Kanye, Jay-Z and Big Sean? 

Music details

For kids who love hip-hop and pop

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