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"Mmm Yeah (feat. Pitbull)" (CD Single)

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Shallow, mildly suggestive dance track is also pretty fun.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The fluffy single has a superficial message about gawking at a girl on the street and objectifies her by calling out her "booty" and various other shallow details such as her "six-inch heels." Mahone also calls his skeptics "brainless" and "nameless." 

 

Positive role models

Although he's still at the start of his career, so far Mahone has kept a pretty clean image, with tween-friendly lyrics and tame music videos. He's very involved with his legion of fans ("Mahomies") and stays connected with them through social media. However, this single isn't the best representation of him as a role model. 

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Although the song isn't explicit, it does get mildly sexy with lyrics such as "a booty like Kris Kross, jump jump."

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The music video features YouTube stars Kingsley as well as the Janoskians, Nash Grier (who's famous for making Vine videos,) and other Internet sensations. "Mmm Yeah" and Mahone also were featured in an Aquafina commercial that aired during the Grammys.

 

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Austin Mahone's dance single "Mmm Yeah" is a bit racier than his previous material but still tame enough for tweens. Although the song has no iffy language, violence, or references to drugs and alcohol, it does talk about "booties" and checking out a girl on the street. The fun music video pays homage to the fashion and disco-dance moves of Soul Train and 1970s funk and is kid-safe, although there's some half-unbuttoned shirts and bare male chests and one of the female dancers has an exposed midriff.

What's the story?

MMM YEAH is the third single from former YouTube star Austin Mahone's debut album of the same name and features rapper Pitbull. The retro-style lyric music video, set in a blinged-out disco, showcases Mahone's dance moves as he grooves in a blond afro wig. The video also features various Internet stars strutting their stuff in flamboyant disco-era costuming.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Although "Mmm Yeah" isn't a great song by any means, it's light, fluffy fun. The infectious beat and repetition of "mmm yeah" will definitely get stuck in your head. The real winner is the lyric video, which is so catchy, colorful, and over-the-top, you can't help but be entertained by it.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about YouTube and its history of producing pop stars. Why do you think so many people get famous from posting online?

  • What do you think of the music video? Does it change the way you listen to the song? 

Music details

Artist:Austin Mahone
Release date:February 2, 2014
Type:Single
Label:Cash Money Records
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 13 years old Written bypurplefloer March 14, 2014

A song about objectifying women and catcalls

This song is basically about Mahone seeing a woman on the street and thinking shes attractive and saying "Mm, yeah", and when she doesnt respond and ignores him, he thinks shes even greater. It's reinforcing the idea that its okay to harass women.
Teen, 13 years old Written byactorsingergymnast May 17, 2014

Incredibly Sexist

It has a nice hooks and it's catchy. However in the song Austin decides he wants a girl based off of how she looks. Also the model in the video is HEAVILY objectified.
Kid, 9 years old May 2, 2014

Not Innapropriate

Isn't bad! Do you really think they'd put this on the RDMAs (Radio Disney Music Awards) 2014 if it was bad?

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