"Strange Clouds" (CD Single)
What parents need to know
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.
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?
Though the tone of this single isn't as creative or upbeat as B.o.B.'s previous tracks, his unique vocal style and an infectious beat add to the tune's appeal. Lil Wayne's guest vocals don't help much, though, sounding downright strung-out at the end.
Families can talk 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?