A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Way Too Cool" (initially titled "Theraflu") is generating buzz because of Kanye West's apparent declaration of love for his new girlfriend, reality star and 72-day wife to Kris Humphries (who?), Kim Kardashian. It's a raging rant about money and not caring what people think, with lots of profanity, including "f--k" and the "N" word. Lots of labels and brands are dropped, and there's some sexual innuendo, as well.
What's the story?
Is it any good?
"Way Too Cool" / "Theraflu" might have some glimpses of Kanye West's talent, but when the hype around a release is all about the fact that it's named after a virus remedy or the mere mention of a reality star, it's a good indicator that it's pretty forgettable. At least now no one will forget what to do if they get the flu: not listen to this song.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the hype that always surrounds Kim Kardashian, someone famous for being famous. Do you think society places too much emphasis on reality stars or celebrities just because they're on TV or covered in magazines? What's the appeal? What kind of message does this send to kids?
What's the allure of being famous? What are some of the downsides?
Kanye West has certainly had a lot of success as a musician, but he's had a bad reputation in recent years. Do you think celebrities should be judged by how they act when they aren't working?
Our editors recommend
For kids who love hip-hop and pop
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.