What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
What's the story?
The educational philosophy on Hip Hop Harry's Web site is expressed with a lot of big words and concepts -- unlike the actual music, which is as simple and repetitive as can be. Each of the 12 songs on PARTY JAMS! expresses one (and only one) concept, with a direct and rather preachy message about doing something that is good for you: drinking water instead of juice, getting a good night's sleep, washing your hands, going to the library, etc.
Is it any good?
With minimalistic synthesized tracks and HPH's goofy-sounding monotone vocals, these songs are not for older siblings or adults -- or even very young children with evolved imaginations or actual musical taste. But they are appealing and fun in small doses, and drive their positive messages home with single-minded focus.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about the difference between seeing something on TV and listening to the music on its own. Do you think the Hip Hop Harry songs are just as exciting without the lively dancing that accompanies them on TV? Maybe you could write your own songs about washing your face, drinking water, or going to the library.