"No Hands" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"No Hands" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Sex, substances, and swearing in super-graphic rap single.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 12 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

This song is chock full of negative messages about hardcore sex, drinking, and partying.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The extreme behaviors in this single are hardly ones of a good role model.

Violence
Sex

Lots of graphic sex talk, including references to oral sex.

Language

Repeated use of "f--k," "s--t," and the n-word.

Consumerism

Mentions a brand-name wine.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Several references to getting drunk and high.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this rap single is full of adult content. It includes explicit language (including "f--k" and the n-word) and references to sex and substance use that are too mature for tweens and younger teens.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byjadesur August 23, 2015

why is everyone even messing with it I think it good

It's good if u don't like it then don't lision to it all rapers lision to it lol lision to lil Wayne's music trust me waka flocka flame isn... Continue reading
Parent of a 15 year old Written bynonagontecnodon May 11, 2011

Wakas cleanest, but worst song.

The songs horrible, not because its not for kids its actually tame compared to Lil Wayne and other rappers, likewise the rest of Flocka's album "Flock... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old January 30, 2013

Great

It has curses but nothing " horrid " loosen up!
Kid, 12 years old September 29, 2013

Bad Song, Awesome Beat

This is an extremely innapropriate song, which doesn't have any kind of message, if anything, it is bad. The beat is FREAKING AWESOME, but other than that,... Continue reading

What's the story?

"NO HANDS" is a single off of the debut album Flockavelli by rapper Juaquin Malphurs, a.k.a. Waka Flocka Flame. The track is all about hardcore partying, with lots of sex and substance use thrown in. For example, "I'm gonnasip Mascato, and you gonna lose them pants / And I'm gonnathrow this money while you do it with no hands." It's not a tune that parents will want to buy for their tweens or even teens.

Is it any good?

None of the things that make for an exceptional rap song -- thoughtful rhymes, unique delivery -- are included in this track. The song drags, with a droning, uninspired beat and vocal performances that sound phoned in. It proves that a lot of swearing and graphic references do not a good rap song make.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how and why many singles containing mature content gain so much traction.

  • What role does the Internet play in helping to spread the word about songs like this one?

  • Why would a graphic song like this become more popular than another tune with less swearing and adult content?

Music details

For kids who love hip-hop

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