"Make Me Proud" (CD Single)

 
Some mature content and language, but positive message, too.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

A positive message about a guy looking for a girl who has brains as well as beauty.

Positive role models

The song is about seeking a well-rounded romantic partner.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

A couple sexual references.

Language

Some profanity, including "s--t," "bitch," "f--k," "p---y," and the "N" word.

Consumerism

Mac, OPI, Dolly Parton, Howard University, Yale.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Make Me Proud" has an overall positive message about a guy who values a girl as much for her mind as her good looks. While the song includes a smattering of profanity (including "f--k," "p---y," the "N" word) and a few allusions to sexual situations, its overarching theme is a good one for older teens who are learning the ropes of healthy romantic relationships.

What's the story?

Rap titans Drake and Nicki Minaj team up once again in "MAKE ME PROUD," the second single from Drake's sophomore album, Take Care. In a departure from the more explicit tunes that both artists have released in the past, "Make Me Proud" takes a softer approach, describing a well-rounded girl who takes care of both her body and her mind -- and the guy who loves her for it: "Running on a treadmill and only eating salad, sounds so smart like you graduated Yale ... Weekend in Miami, trying to study by the pool, couple things due but you always get it done / Girl, I'm so proud of you."

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

With its deep base-drum beat, "Make Me Proud" hooks you from its opening notes. Drake uses his signature rap-sing approach to good effect on this smooth single, and Minaj manages to tone down her typically frenetic vocals to match the tune's mellow mood.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the importance of choosing a girlfriend or boyfriend based on more than appearance. Why aren't good looks alone enough to sustain a relationship?

  • If you had to choose one or the other, would you rather have a best friend or a gorgeous person you don't really click with as a romantic partner? Why?

Music details

Artists:Drake, Nicki Minaj
Release date:October 4, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Cash Money Records
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Written byAnonymous January 29, 2013
age 18+
 

Explicit Version NC-17 and Edited Version is still an NC-17 so no.

Sex is 2 and Language is 3 = Not for kids. This song is bad even edited. The Edited Version The Language is 0 and Sex is 2 Ha. Sex stays in so this is not for kids Ether Way.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Teen, 16 years old Written bygofigure95 April 9, 2012
age 14+
 

catchy!

Oh come on parents, believe it or not your beloved teenager also goes to high school which means that they hear these words and probably even say them too on a regular basis.
Teen, 13 years old Written byncarley12 October 9, 2012
age 13+
 

Good Message

Really good song and teaches you that appearance isn't everything.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing

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