Playa Cardz Right (CD Single)
What parents need to know
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?