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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Scream & Shout" is a dance-pop song by will.i.am and Britney Spears that features a couple of lines about drinking and "lighting up" (presumably pot) at the dance club, as well as repeated use of the word "s--t" and "bitch." The video for this song debuted during The X Factor, on which Spears serves as a judge. There is an edited version available.
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What's the story?
"SCREAM AND SHOUT" is the third single from #willpower, the fourth album from rapper will.i.am -- one of the four founding members of supergroup Black Eyed Peas. The single is infused with a huge dose of star power by pop icon Britney Spears, who lends vocals to the track. The video for the song debuted on an episode of TV's The X Factor, on which Spears serves as a judge.
Is it any good?
Britney Spears is at a stage in her career where her huge, loyal fan base will listen to about anything she does, so despite the fact that this track lacks luster, she'll likely still get away with it. At one point, she affects a weird British accent, a la Madonna -- though Her Madgesty, Britney is not. will.i.am contributes his lines in his typical talk/rap style with an Auto-tune overlay that makes them seem even more mundane.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how to have a good time without engaging in excessive drinking and substance use. Do songs about partying make you want to do the same?
The video for this song debuted during The X Factor, on which Spears serves as a judge. Do you think the song would be as popular without this promotion?
Why would will.i.am choose to partner with Britney Spears? What does each get out of the collaboration?
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