A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Look at Me Now" has lots of references to sex, drinking, and violence; there's also plenty of bragging and graphic language. The song is too mature for kids, tweens, and younger teens.
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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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