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"Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" (CD single)



Rappers pair up in steamy, strongly suggestive song.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Though it's certainly not the worst example out there, this song touches on some familiar themes in the rap genre: womanizing and the glorification of money.

Positive role models

With lyrics like "hitting all the baddest women in the world" and "make money, make money," this song has just enough swagger to be a negative influence.

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Some heavily suggestive if not outright graphic references to sex: "We can pump this jam however you want / Hey baby, pump it from the side bend it
upside down or we can pump it from the back to the front."

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Glamorizes having money and spending it.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" is nowhere near as graphic as some rap songs -- but it's far from squeaky-clean. While it avoids profanity or especially graphic references to sex, the tune rides right up to the maturity line at times, placing it beyond the reach of younger ears.

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What's the story?

HEY BABY (DROP IT TO THE FLOOR) is a collaboration between the king of Latin rap, Pitbull, and Florida-born T-Pain. The song's story revolves around a dance-floor duo whose moves get pretty hot and heavy. For example: "Givin' it you all when you’re dancin' on me / I wanna see if you give me some more." Though there's no swearing or explicit references to sex in this single, it's still suggestive enough to make it too mature for younger tweens.

Is it any good?


"Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)" would be at home in any club rotation, with a rapid-fire beat that keeps your feet moving. That said, its fairly formulaic sound -- Auto-Tune-infused vocals from T-Pain, solid if not spectacular rapping from Pitbull -- doesn't make it a stand out among other dance tracks.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how Pitbull's Latin-inspired style complements T-Pain's sound. Do the different styles mesh well together?

  • What about Pitbull's approach makes his music sound distinctly Latin? How does T-Pain's performance differ -- or sound similar?

  • What other musical styles work well together when combined in the same song?

Music details

Artists:Pitbull, T-Pain
Release date:January 28, 2011
Label:J Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 8 years old May 27, 2012

Awesome song

Best song Pitbull has ever made!! Me and my brother love it!!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old August 23, 2011

Best evr!!!

What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 9 years old November 10, 2011


One of the best songs Pitbull has made. LISTEN TO IT, YEAH!


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