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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.
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.
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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?
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