A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
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What's the story?
On any who’s who list of hot young rappers, four names would definitely appear: Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. Equally famous on their own, the guys have joined forces in the single Forever -- a tune in which each artist rhymes about both loving and hating fame. The theme is a common one for the rappers (especially Eminem and Drake), who have released scathing songs about the people who try to capitalize on their good fortune. While it's refreshing to hear more introspective raps that go beyond the simple focus on material things, these verses are so chock-full of swearing, sex, violence, and drugs that it's hard to detect the more meaningful thoughts behind them.
Is it any good?
Each of these rappers brings a very distinct style to the table, so the combination of the four in a single track makes for an exceptionally cool listen. Of course, with egos this large, every artist had to be given his due time in the tune. The resulting song is a long six minutes -- which is pushing it even for superstars like these guys.