Playa Cardz Right (CD Single)

Singer mourns fallen rapper, gets a little sexy.

What parents need to know

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Cole's vocals are soulful, sexy, and seductive and Shakur's raps generally play it safe. The rapper does throw out this line: "Still looking for a queen, to plant seeds and have babies." The accompanying video for Cole's single shows the singer seductively seated in the backseat of a steamed-up car, with her cleavage featured prominently throughout the video.



Although the original rap verses included a couple of uses of the "N"word, it appears Cole's single has edited these references out.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this single mixes Keisha Cole's soulful vocals with clean verses from deceased rapper Tupac Shakur.

What's the story?

PLAYA CARDZ RIGHT first appeared on Tupac Shakur's posthumously released album Pac's Life, an LP commemorating the ten-year anniversary of the rapper's untimely death. On that album, Keyshia Cole was credited with a guest appearance. This time, she is getting top-billing.

Is it any good?


Cole's vocals are smooth and seamlessly intertwined with Shakur's raps, but this single comes off as another attempt to capitalize on Shakur's success and iconic stature. While Cole's sentiments appear sincere and there is an undeniable connection between her and Shakur, the raps and lyrics don't totally make sense taken together. Still, it displays a yin and yang compatibility with no lyrical landmines.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about how deceased artists are marketed. There have been numerous posthumous albums released from Tupac Shakur. Why do you think his label is still releasing his music? Do you think some artists become more popular after their death? Can you think of any other musicians or movie stars who have gained popularity recently after having died? Do you think some up and coming artists like Cole can capitalize on the success of a deceased artist?

Music details

Artist:Keisha Cole
Release date:November 24, 2008
Label:Geffen Records
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:Yes

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Parent Written bysexy20 March 12, 2010
age 17+
i thank the song is ok i love it
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Too much violence
Too much consumerism
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Parent of a 17 year old Written byhoneyboo October 19, 2010
Teen, 13 years old Written byDrake baby October 30, 2009
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baby name drake jr.

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