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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Scream" is an extra-steamy song from super-smooth R&B star Usher. Known for mildly suggestive lyrics, Usher kicks the sexiness up a notch in this track, with lots of bedroom descriptions and a metaphor about feeling "drunk" with lust.
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What's the story?
"SCREAM" is the second single from the seventh studio album by Usher -- still one of the hottest R&B vocalists around. With an assist from pop-producing powerhouse Max Martin, Usher again sings about well-covered territory: romance. However, he takes the intensity up a step, getting decidedly more graphic without launching into full-fledged explicit territory.
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Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about why Usher may have deviated from his standard not-too-mature approach to produce this sexier-than-normal track.
Do artists need to resort to graphic sexual descriptions in order to interest people in their music? Why or why not?
Does R&B tend to have sexier lyrics than other genres, such as country or pop? Why are there so many songs about sex?
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