A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Coming Home" is a track that doesn't include explicit language (except for one "s--t") or descriptions of sex, substances, or violence. However, it covers some pretty heavy topics -- such as why a father hasn't married the mother of his children. It's nowhere near the maturity level of many other rap songs, but it's still too intense for younger kids.
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's the story?
COMING HOME is a single from Last Train to Paris, the fifth full-length album from rap juggernaut Diddy. With an assist from soulful singer Skylar Gray, Diddy gets introspective about his choices thus far in life, and whether they were the best ones. He doesn't use a lot of foul language (aside from one "s--t") or talk much about sex and substances, but his topics are still pretty mature at times -- for instance, "What if the twins ask why I ain't marry their mom?" -- putting the song beyond the reach of younger audiences.
Is it any good?
"Coming Home" features a slow yet intense beat that fits the pensive mood of its lyrics. The addition of Skylar Gray's plaintive vocals further complements the song's thoughtful feel -- leaving listeners thinking similar thoughts about their own lives after the music ends.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how many artists use their music to express their feelings. Is it appropriate to share these thoughts, or is it just airing dirty laundry?
Is it a good thing that Diddy uses this single to get some important messages across to his family? Why or why not?