"Drop the World" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Lil' Wayne and Eminem use violence to get ahead.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 34 reviews

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Positive Messages

Becoming physically aggressive against others who frustrate you is a thoroughly negative message for anyone to hear -- especially young kids.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Known for exceptionally mature content and tons of swearing in their songs, neither Lil’ Wayne nor Eminem is an ideal role model.


Doesn't describe the type of guns-and-weapons violence that typifies some rap songs, but has an exceptionally aggressive overtone; for example, the lyric "bitch, I’m a pick the world up and I’m a drop it on your f--kin’ head" is repeated throughout.


Tons of f-bombs, the n-word, and the s-word.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that “DROP THE WORLD” describes an extremely troubled guy who attempts to succeed by literally knocking others out of the way. The f-word appears repeatedly throughout the song, and many of the lyrics discuss acts of violence.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAlexandre M. February 23, 2018
Excellent but a lot of swear
Parent of a 3-year-old Written byjakesyl August 17, 2011

oh yeah

Must listen great messages inspiring
Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 11, 2018
Teen, 13 years old Written byTheProdigy November 18, 2015

Buy the Clean Version!!!!

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What's the story?

Lil' Wayne is fighting mad in DROP THE WORLD, his new collaboration with eternally irate rapper Eminem. Like many of his peers, including Kid Cudi and Drake, Lil' Wayne searches for greater meaning through his music, referencing his struggles to get ahead yet failing to find satisfaction once he gets there. Wayne's track has an especially hard edge, however, with the artist using violent metaphors to describe his efforts to achieve success: “I search but never find, hurt but never cry / I work and forever try, but I’m cursed, so never mind / The top gets higher the more that I climb / But soon for a n---a it be on, motherf--cka / ‘Cause all the bulls--t, it made me strong / So I'ma pick the world up and I’ma drop it on your f--kin’ head.” The edited version bleeps out the swearing, but the aggressive undercurrent remains.

Is it any good?

In keeping with its dark content, this song’s tempo is heavy and plodding, with a high-pitched synth-line interspersed throughout that makes the whole effect somewhat weird. The juxtaposition of the artists’ differing rap styles works a bit better, with Wayne’s slow, throaty delivery making for an interesting contrast against Em’s quicker, lighter tone.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how to deal with feelings of anger and emotional pain like the kind Lil’ Wayne describes in “Drop the World.” Is literally lashing out against the world the best way to cope with problems?

  • Other than physical violence, what are five ways to release tension and achieve peace of mind?    

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