"Like a G6" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Like a G6" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Club tune glamorizes excessive drinking and partying.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+
Based on 39 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

This track emphasizes drinking to excess -- never a positive message for audiences of any age.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Putting out a message about excessive drinking makes the members of Far East Movement less than ideal role models.

Violence
Sex
Language
Consumerism

Mentions Moet and Cristal.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Every line in this song is about drinking.

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byreser2 August 18, 2011
Adult Written byDrDreVEVO April 2, 2011

There is nothing bad about it

There is nothing bad about it in movies if kids ar wathing somtimes people dink and when i cheked out the vid it was fine so let your kids listen to that song !...
Kid, 10 years old August 10, 2012

Dumb, and bad message.

This song is really dumb. Heck, I had no idea what they were saying, except for "Like a G6". -Samantha (chocolatecake123)
Teen, 16 years old Written byanders09ma May 30, 2012

Like a G6

WHO CARES? I LOVE THIS SONG! Far east movement ROCKS!

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.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the dangers involved in drinking too much. What can happen when you've gone overboard on the alcohol?

  • What are five ways to have fun with your friends that don't involve drinking?

Music details

For kids who love to dance

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