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"Nothin' on You" (CD single featuring Bruno Mars)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that although NOTHIN' ON YOU is largely a rap song, it's clean overall, with just one mention of "hell" and no references to sex, substances, or violence. While B.o.B does mention "chasing skirts" in his earlier days, he's committed to just one girl in this single.
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What's the story?
Nothin' On You is the hot rap/R&B single from Atlanta-born Bobby Ray Simmons, who goes by the stage name B.o.B. After putting out mix tapes and EPs for a few years, B.o.B was discovered by infamous rapper T.I. and signed to Atlantic Records, which will release his first full-length CD, B.o.B Presents the Adventures of Bobby Ray. The CD will feature this single about a guy who's finally found the right girl after "chasing skirts" in his past. With no references to sex, drugs, violence, or swearing beyond the word "hell," the song is a good choice for young kids who are into rap.
Is it any good?
From the first sweet notes sung by guest vocalist Bruno Mars, Nothin' On You draws you in. The song's infectious hook combines a snappy tempo with airy synth beats -- an excellent compliment to B.o.B's crisp delivery of his rhymes and Mars' super smooth vocals. The end result lingers in the listener's mind long after the song is over.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the benefits of being in a committed romantic relationship. What are five positive things about sharing your life with just one person, as opposed to dating several at one time?
Despite the many positives about committed romantic relationships, should kids be of a certain age before they enter into them?