Face Off

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Playful mix of braggin' and sexy booty calls.

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The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive messages

Some talk about being a player; other talk about being true to one girl.

Violence
Sex

Some sexual innuendo and depictions of sex: "we keep it hot up in that range/with her feet up on the dashboard," "take them panties and drop them lower," "want to get inside you," "back to the pad when we gonna do it all night," "she said she like when I work the middle/yup when i hurt the middle/she don't want to be with you because ya thing too little."

Language

Frequent use of the "N" word; "s--t" a few times.

Consumerism

Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Aston Martin, Benz, Bentley, Porsche, Lac, Jag, TMZ.

Drinking, drugs & smoking

A few implications of drinking ("few shots then we left the bar," and "she drunk the juice from my pimp cup").

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a rap/R&B collaboration targeted for the teen set, but with some sexual innuendo and use of the "N" word. There's not much that's obscene or overly graphic, but there are depictions of sex ("take them panties and drop them lower"). Overall, the mood is playful, albeit with a lot of talk of "booty calls."

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Teen, 15 years old Written byboss69 April 9, 2008
Teen, 13 years old Written byberksierra April 9, 2008

Iffy Hip Hop/ R&B Mix. You teens ok.

This cd is ok. All it's content is pretty. Ok for 12 and up.

What's the story?

Rapper Bow Wow and R&B star Omarion have paired up on FACE OFF for a worthy collaboration. The "face off" is more like a homeboy camaraderie of bantering and boasting about their booty calls and pockets full of dough. "Hood Star" and "Hey Baby" have lasting ability with smooth lyrics and contagious chords. "Jump Off" is probably the most sexual track on the CD, talking about choosing between the ladies: "opened up and I entered/closed her up/then I sent her home, packin'."

Is it any good?

The two stars take turns as the subject of a song, but without much verbal interaction. However, it is obvious they had a good time in the studio -- and it's contagious on tracks like "Girlfriend," a catchy tune that'll have you boppin' your head and chanting the line "Yep that's my girlfriend" over and over. There's quite a mix of sounds on the CD and it's a good album to appease these twenty-somethings' fans -- especially the ladies -- in between solo albums.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about sexual lyrics. Do you think that these guys need to be graphic? Can they get their "player" persona across without teetering on being vulgar? Families can also talk about the pairing of these two successful artists. Does the music still reflect their individual styles?

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