"Hold on, We're Going Home (feat. Majid Jordan)" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Superstar drops bravado and sings safe, silky synth-pop.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Seductive love song manages to stay away from typical Drake themes like misogyny and distrust.

Positive role models

It's nice to see Drake moving away from the negativity and immaturity of some of his earlier music, instead focusing more on melody and universal themes.

Violence
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Sex

"Hot love and emotion endlessly" is apparently what Drake needs, because "it's hard to do these things alone," but that's as explicit as the lyrics get.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Drake's dance floor ballad is a smooth, funky departure from the bombastic and explicit hip-hop he has been releasing of late. Seductive crooning replaces monotonous rapping, and the result is a groovy, cheesy, and infectious pop gem. There's some innuendo but no graphic language or descriptions.

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What's the story?

"HOLD ON, WE'RE GOING HOME" is the first official single from Canadian rapper/singer Drake's forthcoming studio album Nothing Was The Same. Featuring a collaboration with Majid Jordan (a band signed to Drake's OVO label) and produced by 40, the track is, according to Drake, an attempt at "channeling our Quincy Jones/Michael Jackson production duo."

Is it any good?

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Harkening back to the R&B of the '80s and '90s, Drake builds upon a winning formula well-established by people like R. Kelly and Mariah Carey. A slow disco beat sustains the groove while vocal runs and hollow synthesizers fill out the melody. The lyrics aren't profound, but they are universal and catchy. Drake fans and kids who like to dance to sentimental R&B are sure to love this tune.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Drake's style. He has consistently switched between rapping and singing throughout his career. Why do you think this hybrid style has resonated so deeply with modern audiences?

  • Many of the biggest hits of 2013, such as Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," have been crafted in a disco-soul style reminiscent of artists like Marvin Gaye and Rick James. What's the reason for this funk revival?

Music details

Artist:Drake
Release date:August 6, 2013
Type:Single
Label:Cash Money Records
Genre:R&B/Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 12 years old November 5, 2013
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10
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AWESOME

Just some gun violence in the music video, but we don't see any dead man down. This is a great song. Good for 10+
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byBetty L. September 13, 2013
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14
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Awesome Song!

This is an AWESOME song!!!!!!!!! I love it! I put fourteen as the appropriate age only because younger kids may not have experienced real crushes or had boyfriends or girlfriends. The lyrics are fine, and there is nothing inappropriate. This is a wonderful new song by Drake. Buy it!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 11 years old November 9, 2013
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Not that catchy, but different from other Drake songs.

Drake sings in this song for the second time, the first was "Find Your Love". I can't really understand the lyrics, and no offence to all Drake lovers, this song is sort of boring. But it seems appropriate for kids.

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