A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this club tune glamorizes drinking and partying. It even describes drinking "in my ride," suggesting the extreme drinking happens even while driving. Many parents will not be comfortable with the song's message and the fact that consequences aren't mentioned.
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What's the story?
"LIKE A G6" is a club tune from LA-based electro-pop group Far East Movement that revolves entirely around one subject: drinking. Whether it's on the dance floor or in the car, the lyrics describe drinking one bottle after another -- "Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard / When we drink we do it right, gettin' slizzard / Sippin sizzurp in my ride, in my ride ..." Though the song doesn't include references to any other substance, its laser-focus on drinking makes it way too mature for impressionable tweens and younger teens.
Is it any good?
It's easy to understand why "Like a G6" has become a club fave, with a deep synth-beat that's enough to get anyone out of a chair and onto the dance floor. The combo male-female, rap-sing vocals add to its appeal, even though the content of those lyrics leaves a lot to be desired.
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