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"So Good" (CD Single)

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Rapper goes on lyrical world tour in cute love song.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

A positive message about giving the royal treatment to someone you care for.

Positive role models

Song encourages listeners to take the time to show others they care.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Lots of cultural references, from Harvard to the Tower of Pisa.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One line about "drinking a German beer with a Cuban cigar." Mention of wine.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "So Good" is an overall cute, clean single that finds a guy wooing a girl he likes by promising to show her the world. Though the track features a couple lines about "drinking a German beer with a Cuban cigar" and drinking wine, it lacks other mature content, making it a generally good choice for younger rap and hip-hop fans.

What's the story?

In the single "SO GOOD" from his album Strange Clouds, hip-hop star B.o.B teams up with One Republic lead singer Ryan Tedder to take a special girl on a lyrical tour of the world. The track travels from Mexico to Norway, with lots of fun cultural references to places like the Egyptian pyramids and Tower of Pisa.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

B.o.B's upbeat delivery makes his songs especially fun, and this track is no exception. Layered with a chorus of "la-la-las" sung in part by Ryan Tedder, the song stands to become a fixture at parties.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about B.o.B's return to cleaner music with this single, following his previous, more explicit collaboration, "Strange Clouds," with notoriously raunchy rapper Lil' Wayne.

  • Why might B.o.B have decided to return to his cleaner roots with this tune?

  • Does hip-hop need to be raunchy to have street cred? Why or why not?

Music details

Artist:B.o.B.
Release date:February 24, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent Written byKennyLogginsFan October 19, 2012

So Bad

I couldn't come up with a very creative title. Still somehow managed to be more creative than B.o.B.
Teen, 13 years old Written bynatedogg360 August 10, 2013

Great song, little iffy, but very tame!

Great song. I've been a fan of Bob for a while. Just let your kids know it's not okay to drink underage.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 21, 2012

so good cd single

Families can talk about B.o.B's return to cleaner music with this single, following his previous, more explicit collaboration, "Strange Clouds," with notoriously raunchy rapper Lil' Wayne. Why might B.o.B have decided to return to his cleaner roots with this tune? Does hip-hop need to be raunchy to have street cred? Why or why not?
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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