Mail on Sunday

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
Mail on Sunday Music Poster Image
Club heavy beats don't mask iffy messages.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 15 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

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."

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bycinnagurl January 9, 2017

18 seriously?

I listened to this when I was 9. You're fine. For kids, it is just fun music to dance to, like it was for me.
Adult Written byNico9000 February 10, 2009

Great

Sex: 9/10 Pretty sexy. Violence: 4/10 Guns for the snitches and roses for the b----es is about the worst. Language: 7/10 Not to bad just a few curses.
Kid, 12 years old August 27, 2010

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*
Teen, 13 years old Written bybarnbumgabs4 May 11, 2010

Not for little kids!

Good beats but not appropriate for young kids any bad language is not to noticeable.

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?

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?

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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