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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Give Me Everything" is a song that celebrates one-night stands. While the track doesn't include profanity or graphic sexual references, it makes it seem acceptable to "drink a little bit more than [you] should," meet a stranger in the club, and take that person home for the night. For example, "I can make you feel right baby / I can’t promise tomorrow, but I promise tonight." It's an irresponsible message for impressionable young tweens and teens in the process of figuring out sexual boundaries.
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What's the story?
GIVE ME EVERYTHING is a single by Latin rapper Pitbull, who gets an assist from silky-voiced singer Ne-Yo. Though the track steers clear of graphic language or explicit sexual descriptions, it does revolve around a mature theme: meeting someone in club and having a one-night stand with that person. The glorification of this irresponsible behavior makes the song the wrong choice for younger audiences who are still trying to figure out how healthy romantic relationships work.
Is it any good?
While the formulaic dance beat of "Give Me Everything" is nothing new, the distinct musical styles of both Pitbull and Ne-Yo help to distinguish the song from the pack. As always, Pitbull's Latin-infused rhyming is a refreshing departure from the typical rap sound; juxtaposed against Ne-Yo's lofty singing style, the combination does a good job of keeping you listening for what comes next.
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