What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this single is completely fine for tweens and teens. The hip-hop track contains no questionable adult content or foul language, focusing instead on some good, clean boasting about having a lot of artistic talent.
What's the story?
"MAGIC" is the latest single off the album B.o.B Presents: the Adventures of Bobby Ray by hip-hop newcomer B.o.B. Like a lot of other singles on the record, B.o.B collaborates in this tune with an artist that has a very different musical style -- Rivers Cuomo, lead singer of the alt-rock band Weezer. From a lyrical perspective, the combination makes a lot of sense: both B.o.B and Cuomo are known for being among the cleaner artists in their respective circles, avoiding a lot of adult content and profane language. "Magic" is no exception for either; the tune includes no swearing or mature references, focusing instead on some fun, lighthearted boasting about these artists' mad skillz.
Is it any good?
The pairing of B.o.B and Cuomo makes a lot of sense from a musical standpoint, as well. Both have super-creative approaches to their craft, resulting in a song that fuses a cool hip-hop vibe with an infectious alt-rock hook. The final product is a lot like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate: you wouldn't necessarily think of it at first, but it's a tasty experience in the end.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the difference between having self-confidence and excessive bragging. Which side does B.o.B fall on in this song?
What's the best way to respond to someone who's bragging?