A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "My Life" is an intensely violent song that's filled with graphic imagery and language. Teens will be interested as it features three popular artists: 50 Cent, Eminem, and Adam Levine. The song uses killing and maiming metaphors to describe how these artists will crush their musical competition, and the lyrics are filled with words like "f--k" and "p---y."
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What's the story?
Is it any good?
All three of these artists have a knack for knowing what gets under listeners' skin, and each brings his best game to this slick tune. The result is an infectious track that's both mellow and intense at the same time. However, given its graphic language and violence, the track is best appreciated by older teens and up.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how to deal with intense emotions other than resorting to aggression. Which makes you feel better: losing your temper or talking through your feelings with a close family member or friend? Why?
What is the song's message? Is there any positive takeaway here?
Why do you think pop singer Adam Levine was included in this graphic rap single?
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