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Mail on Sunday
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What 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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Is it any good?
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.
Talk to your kids 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?