Mail on Sunday

Common Sense Media says

Club heavy beats don't mask iffy messages.

Age

NOT FOR KIDS

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Sexism, self-absorption, bragging about money, describing woman in terms of liquor.

Violence

Some references to violence: "I got guns for the snitches/roses for the bitches," "two magnums in my hand, "it was fly just like my glock."

Sex

Lots of sexual innuendo and sex talk: "had to fold her like a pornography poster," "You can hear us in the bathroom," "Legs like calamari/looks so tasty," "I wanna get you so fresh," "Work the pole, I got the bank roll," "I'm f--kin' like a rabbit smokin' on lettuce."

Language

Very strong language: "s--t", "f--k", "bitch", "ass", the "N" word, "p---y."

Consumerism

Gucci, Dolce & Gabana, Ferrari, Bacardi, Reebok, Cadillac, Patron, and more.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

"Ms. Hangover" describes woman in terms of top-shelf liquor: "Grey Goose on her lips and cognac thighs." Other references: "too drunk to drive" and "Patron on the rocks that'll make you moan."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know there is some strong language, lots of sexual innuendo and sex talk, and much boasting about money and women on this album. Kids who saw Step Up 2: The Streets, will already know the uber-hit single, "Low." There's a clean, amended version of this CD available, too.

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Kids say

What's the story?

Flo Rida's hip-hop debut album, MAIL ON SUNDAYS, features the lead single \"Low,\" along with high profile producers and artists like T. Pain, Trey Songz, Yung Joc, Will.i.am, Timbaland, Lil' Wayne, Sean Kingston, and Rick Ross.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

The infectious single "Low" -- the biggest selling digital single of all time -- isn't the only draw to Mail on Sundays, but it's probably the biggest. Flo Rida has virtually come out of nowhere and received more success with the hit single in the last few months than most artists do in a career. There are a few other probable hits with tracks like "Roll" (Kingston) and "Elevator" (Timbaland), but the rest is just more of the same: party talk, sex talk, money talk. Club heavy beats and ordinary, generic hip-hop lyrics don't quite live up to the hype. And, with so many big names and contributors on the album, you have to wonder if Flo Rida can make a hit on his own merit.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the fact that so many artists are featured on or have contributed to Mail on Sundays. Is it necessary for one artist to have so many "guests" on his/her album? Does it make an album more marketable or successful if several artists, especially big name ones, appear in the songs?

Music details

Artist:Flo Rida
Release date:March 18, 2008
Labels:Atlantic, WEA
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Kid, 12 years old August 27, 2010
AGE
17
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stupid, lame, and boring for anyone.

Flo rida is an idiot! low is about something disgusting, and his other songs cant be any better. dont let your kids listen to this *beep*
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written bybarnbumgabs4 May 11, 2010
AGE
14
QUALITY
 

Not for little kids!

Good beats but not appropriate for young kids any bad language is not to noticeable.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written bysweet4ng3L March 9, 2010
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Flo Ridaaaaa!!!! For the skewl dance, the Dj played Low!!! Loved it. One of my crushes came up to me n told me to get low! Hahaa!!!

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