Want personalized picks that fit your family?
Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids.
"Pro Nails" (CD single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know this is a pop-influenced rap is all about showing off your good looks, especially in the form of a manicure. There are a few swear words, especially from guest Kayne West. The rest of the song's lyrics aren't the most existential or deep, but then again the song isn't trying for depth. The superficial nature of the song might not be such a good influence on impressionable listeners, but mostly this is just a fun and simple single.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
There's something inexplicably appealing to a song that lovingly details minutia. Maybe it's admiration for the artist that has the guts to dedicate an entire song to something as silly as a manicure, but whatever it is, "Pro Nails" is fun to listen to. With an addictive chorus and lyrics that flow and take surprising twists and turns, Kid Sister has created an appealing track. And even if Kid Sister drops lines like "Tricks try to rehearse me, hearse me/from manicure sets to silky weaves/They be so grimy, nasty, bogus...," she promises to breath new life into the under-represented segment of female rappers.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about social status symbols. How does something as simple as a manicure affect someone's perceived class status and self-worth? Designer clothes and fancy cars are obvious status symbols, but what are some other class symbols? Do these things really increase a person's status, and are these items marketed toward the wealthy or to the working class?