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"I'm On One" (CD Single)



Rappers lay on the profanity, glorify money above all else.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The lyric "All I care about is money and the city that I'm from" says it all about this negative song.

Positive role models

Does not advocate any behavior you would want your child to emulate.


A reference to being in jail and allusions to violence: "Even though I'm out on bond I might be facing eight / Still running with the same n----s 'til the death of me."


Some mentions of sexual situations: "Bend shawty on the sink, do it for the thrill ... Ever made love to the woman of your dreams?"


Tons of f-bombs, "n---a," "bulls--t."


"Red Bottom" shoes (i.e. Christian Louboutins), Pat Riley, Marc Jacobs, Andre the Giant

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

References to drinking and smoking pot: "I'ma sip until I feel it, I'ma smoke until it's done."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the most explicit thing about the single "I'm On One" is its profanity, with especially big helpings of the f-word and n-word. Though it's not the worst rap song around in terms of violence, sex, and substances, it still contains a few references to each of these things, along with an overall troubling message about not caring for anything other than "money and the city that I'm from." In the end, these traits make the tune too mature for kids.

What's the story?

Big-time rap stars Lil Wayne, Drake, and Rick Ross all come together on "I'M ON ONE," the single produced by Miami-based DJ Khaled. It's a pretty simple song in terms of its message: cash, cash, and more cash. Each of the rappers takes a turn at talking about how much money they have now and plan to earn in the future, employing plenty of profanity along the way. Combined with some references to sex, drinking, pot, and jail time, these negative themes are not what parents would want their impressionable young tweens and teens to hear.

Is it any good?


Each of these three rappers has a unique style that together gives this track a more interesting sound than the typical rap tune -- though the droning synth-beat backing them up is nothing special. The standout is Drake, with his talk-sing delivery that's a refreshing departure from the usual approach. 

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why these artists would choose to create a song in which they claim to care about nothing but money.

  • Why do so many rap songs have negative messages? Can you name some more positive choices?

Music details

Artist:DJ Khaled
Release date:May 20, 2011
Label:Cash Money Records
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 13 years old Written byuhya August 13, 2011

good, but filled with profanity

drake is awesome, rick ross is hoarse, and lil wayne is...well... lil wayne. besides a little bit of sex and some smoking and drinking, the only problem is the explicit profanity. its pretty good.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 10 years old October 11, 2015


I used to be a good student but I heard this song I am now under the influence of big smoke 420 erryday homie 18+
Teen, 17 years old Written byTheTrillionaire November 25, 2012

Love It!

Great Music for Teens and Adults (12+), and Bad for Children (11 -)
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking


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