A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "I Am the Champion" is a fun, largely clean song about being the best at your "game" -- whether it's rapping or playing a sport. Aside from one line in the explicit version about having "so much dope I won't know what to do with it," the track is pretty innocuous overall. Note: There is another version available on itunes that is slightly different called "I Am the Champion (2010/2011 National Football Anthem)."
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What's the story?
Young rap sensation B.o.B.'s single "I AM THE CHAMPION"has been selected to represent both a basketball video game and the NFL. As you'd expect from a sports anthem like this, it talks a lot about being a "spectacular" performer (no doubt a reference to B.o.B.'s mad rap skillz, as well). Though the explicit version of the song contains one line about having a lot of "dope," there are no other references to adult content here, making the tune an OK choice for tweens and teens.
Is it any good?
From the first word in many of his tunes, including "I Am the Champion," you can tell that B.o.B. is a different kind of rapper. Listening to this song is like a fun roller coaster ride, as both his vocal delivery and lyrical meaning soar thrillingly high, plunge to more mellow depths, and rise again. Like other rappers with super-distinct styles (read: Eminem), B.o.B. never fails to pique your interest in what's coming next.
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