"I Cry" (CD Single)

 
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Rapper gets emotional in upbeat dance track.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

More complex emotional messages than many rap songs, with Flo Rida describing his reactions to sorrowful situations in his own life and beyond –– though in the end, he remains optimistic.

Positive role models

Song is about working through adversity and still coming out optimistic on the other side.
 

Violence

Mentions a tragic bombing and shooting spree in Norway.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Bugatti, Rihanna, E–Class (Mercedes).

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple of lyrics about champagne and cigarettes.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that though "I Cry" is nowhere near as graphic as many raps songs, it still contains some iffy content, including references to a mass bombing/shooting spree in Norway, drinking champagne, and the "president's cigarettes." Overall, though, the track is fine for teens.
 

What's the story?

"I CRY" is the fourth single from Wild Ones –– the fourth full–length record from rapper Flo Rida. Featuring cameos from fellow artists Cheshire and Mass, the track serves as an emotional outlet for Flo Rida, letting him vent his feelings about a range of difficult circumstances, from a tragic bombing/shooting in Norway that left 77 people dead, to the disappearance of his sister.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The rapid–fire beat of this danceable track is a stark contrast to its somewhat somber lyrics. Sampling the Bingo Players' classic song "Cry (Just a Little)," the tune includes Flo Rida's signature mix of recognizable notes against his powerful vocal delivery.  
 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how to cope with tragic events, whether in your own life or the world at large. How do you feel when you see a violent story reported on the news? 

  • Name three people in your life who are always there to listen when you need to get something off your chest.

  • When you're feeling down, what are some of the things you do to cheer yourself up?

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Music details

Artist:Flo Rida
Release date:October 23, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Kid, 10 years old July 14, 2013
 

Ausome SONG

I love this song!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old March 18, 2013
 

Great song

Epic song! Flo Rida is awesome! Pretty clean, also!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old January 29, 2013
 

I thinks it a ok song for kids

its a good song....they say (beaver) dam(n) it in the song .... its kinda sad cause it says his sister died ......It says alotta brand names and stuff i think is a ok song for kids ....i doesnt seem bad
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Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

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