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"Dance A$$" (CD Single)

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Explicit rap tune objectifies and demeans women.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

This song objectifies women to the extreme and talks about how they should "pay" stars like Big Sean in "sex."

Positive role models

Most parents wouldn't want their kids emulating the behavior mentioned in the song.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Some hardcore descriptions of various sexual experiences; for example: "F--k that you gonna get some d--k today/I walk in with my crew and I'm breaking they necks/I'm looking all good I'm making her wet."

Language

Lots of "f--k," "p---y," "d--k," and more.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Dance A$$" is an explicit, demeaning rap single with an intense focus on the female body. Its heavily sexual lyrics describe various hardcore scenarios, with lots of profanity ("f--k," "p---y," etc.) thrown in. It's definitely not a track for younger ears.

What's the story?

"DANCE A$$," featuring Nicki Minaj, is a remixed single originally on Finally Famous, the first full-length album by Midwest rapper Big Sean. True to its title, the track focuses largely on one aspect of the female body -- the behind -- but goes into graphic detail about other body parts as well.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Sometimes Minaj sounds like a gnat in your ear -- a grating, high-pitched tone that won't go away. Though catchy at times, the synth-beat here sounds largely the same, and Big Sean's droning, uninspired delivery doesn't do much to punch things up.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the difference between appreciating an attractive person and identifying that person only with her or his looks.

  • Is the song complimenting a woman or objectifying her? How do you know?

Music details

Artists:Big Sean, Nicki Minaj
Release date:October 7, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Def Jam
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 14 years old Written bySolopow March 10, 2013

Great for kids :)

I have kids of my own i live in india and I use this lullaby for my children they actively listen to it and the children of my town consider it a national anthem they sing it in school and the playground even the school choir sang it at their recital my town loves this song the little girls especially they treat nicki minaj as their lord and savior the boys look up to big Sean very much I can't wait for their concerts in New Delhi if your kids haven't listened I feel bad for them you must be a pretty lame parent because this is no different from wheels on the bus no it's better
What other families should know
Great messages
Teen, 13 years old Written bySanjay407 November 25, 2011

Unexpected

What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byimmabeamazing November 16, 2011

Hate it

I just listened to this song today. Horrible. Don't bother. It doesn't even siund like a song!!! Absolute TERRIBLE message, definitely not for kids! You can't go a line without cussing or sexual talk. Annoys me what music has come to today.
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Too much sex
Too much swearing

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