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"Look at Me Now" (CD single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
- Parents say
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What's the story?
In the song "LOOK AT ME NOW," R&B vocalist Chris Brown teams up with rap's old and young guard -- Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne, respectively -- to sing and rhyme with tons of swagger. The three artists take turns talking about how great they are, using a flood of profanity, plenty of references to sex, violence, and drinking, and lots of talk about money and material things. The end result is a track that's way too adult for tweens and teens.
Is it any good?
Musically, "Look at Me Now" is a mish-mash of styles that makes mostly for mush. Chris Brown's strong pipes don't get a chance to shine through here, as the artist talk-sings his lines; Busta Rhymes delivers his verses literally as fast as possible, an effect that's more headache-inducing than cool; and Lil Wayne's typical bravado is simply boring.
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For kids who love hip-hop
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