"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 9 reviews

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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.


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


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


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

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult 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... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 11, 2018
Teen, 14 years old Written byCooldude88xx January 5, 2018

Good song play it a lot.

Awesome but there is f word book and the n word only like 5 times and other stuff.

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?


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

Music details

  • Artists: Big Sean, Jay-Z, Kanye West
  • Release date: September 7, 2012
  • Type: Single
  • Label: G.O.O.D. Music
  • Genre: Rap
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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