A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Strange Clouds" is a much more mature song than B.o.B.'s typically clean tracks. Including several explicit lyrics about sex, drinking, and marijuana use, with some graphic language ("f--k," "p---y," the "N" word, etc.) to boot, this tune is too intense for younger audiences.
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's the story?
"STRANGE CLOUDS" is the first single from the sophomore album by rapper B.o.B. Known for being one of the cleaner artists on the rap scene, B.o.B. departs from his image in this single -- partnering with super-explicit rapper Lil Wayne, using graphic language, and discussing lots of sex, drinking, and marijuana use: "All we do is pour it up all night, drinks out ... All we do is light it up all night, all you see is strange clouds."
Is it any good?
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about B.o.B.'s switch from the cleaner music of his first album to more mature follow-up songs, like this one. What are some of the reasons why B.o.B. may have made this change?
In this song, he partners with Lil Wayne -- a notoriously risque artist. Was the collaboration a good or bad idea? Why?
For kids who love rap and club beats
Our editors recommend
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.