"Sugar" (CD single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Sugar" (CD single) Music Poster Image
Rap song uses candy metaphor to get graphic about sex.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages
Violence
Sex

Goes into graphic detail about sexual situations. One of the tamer references: "Sprung for the taste, addicted to her gloss ... / Put my tongue in your face."

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

A reference to "sippin' Grand Marnier."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although this song starts out innocently enough, with the artist describing how he loves to kiss his lady, it goes progressively downhill, ending with some not-so-subtle descriptions of the other sexual activities they engage in.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 13 year old Written byohya August 6, 2010
Adult Written byNico9000 May 2, 2009

Not Inapropriate

A little bit of sex but still. Can't wait for roots.
Teen, 17 years old Written byjermainedaman January 17, 2011

Good for dace class

I love it my sister does too she listens to it for dance academy and it is fine
Kid, 10 years old August 30, 2009

This Candy Got YOU Sprung (Catchy!)

Very catchy, but SO much sexy talk... Not for many kids

What's the story?

Known for churning out dance-oriented rap tracks, club-fave Flo Rida is back with another one: SUGAR, a song about a guy who can't get enough of his girl's kissable, "candy"-like lips. As the tune goes on, however, we learn that Flo Rida's girl uses her lips for a lot more than kissing, with the rapper giving graphic descriptions of oral sex between the two. These lyrics led the record company to slap a parental advisory sticker on the song (as well as the full-length album on which it appears, entitled R.O.O.T.S.).

Is it any good?

In a club, where one danceable, similar-sounding song melts into the next, "Sugar" surely fits in. While the track's synthesizer-heavy beats and Flo Rida's delivery are appealing enough for dancing, they don't make for a particularly exceptional song that transcends others on the scene. The tune's been-there, done-that theme of graphic sex knocks it further down the originality index.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can refer to our "Talk to Kids About Music Lyrics" article to guide their discussions about lyrics like these. How can you tell when you're giving TMI to your kids about the meaning behind mature lyrics? Our article helps you figure it out.

Music details

  • Artist: Flo Rida
  • Release date: March 30, 2009
  • Label: Atlantic
  • Genre: Rap
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes

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