"Make Me Proud" (CD Single)
What parents need to know
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?
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?