"Headlines" (CD Single)
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that while "Headlines" isn't the most explicit rap tune ever made, it does include profanity ("f--k," "s--t," the "N" word), a reference to drinking, and an exploration of common rap themes: making lots of money and being better than the musical competition. Though the song is too mature for younger tweens, it's among the better rap picks for teens.
What's the story?
"HEADLINES" is the first release by rap star Drake since his debut album, Thank Me Later. In this single, Drake addresses accusations about being off his rap game, claiming he's still on top -- and that he has the money to prove it. Though he uses profanity and plenty of swagger to get his point across, he avoids the violence, sex, and substance use (aside from one mention of drinking) that mark many rap songs.
Is it any good?
What makes Drake a standout among his rap peers is that he can sing equally well, as demonstrated by this track. While the beats sound somewhat formulaic, you can't help but be drawn into the song by Drake's smooth talk-sing approach.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about how Drake, a relative newcomer to the rap scene, is already combatting accusations of being old news in this song. Do rap stars have an expiration date?
As the digital age allows life to unfold faster and faster, what can artists like Drake do to avoid becoming irrelevant soon after their careers kick off?