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We Are Young Money

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Rap CD is not only explicit and offensive but also boring.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

While sex itself isn't negative, the way these rappers talk about it -- for example, "I wish I could f--k every girl in the world" -- is.

Positive role models

No matter how an artist acts in his or her personal life, releasing a record so full of irresponsible sexual behavior and substance use is plenty of reason to be viewed as a bad role model.

Violence

Some extremely violent references, such as: "Man, f--k these n---s, I'm a spare everything but these n---s  / I flip the gun and gun-butt these n----s, take the knife off this AK[-47] and cut these n----s."

Sex

Tons of graphic talk about sex.

Language

Full of f-bombs, the n-word, and the s-word.

Consumerism

Some songs mention brand names like Gucci, Polo, and Aston Martin.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

One song, "Pass the Dutch," alludes to one of the euphemisms for pot, and other tunes reference getting "faded" and "drunk."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that WE ARE YOUNG MONEY is full of hardcore swearing, graphic sexual allusions, substance use, and violence. It repeats the f- and s-words throughout, mentions sex with multiple partners, glorifies getting drunk and stoned, and talks about shooting and knifing people.

What's the story?

WE ARE YOUNG MONEY is the first full-length album from rap collective Young Money -- a group of nearly a dozen young rap artists compiled by their famous leader, Lil' Wayne. Though rising star Drake is on the roster, most of the remaining names (Gudda Gudda, Mack Maine, Tyga) are still fairly obscure. Though the album's long list of 15 tracks gives the group plenty of room to diversify, they stick to three main themes: sex, partying, and violence. Each song gives very graphic detail about the group's exploits in these areas, with lyrics such as "Bounce till the springs gone,
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Is it any good?

QUALITY

We Are Young Money feels less like an attempt to make good music than an excuse to brag about personal greatness. The unimaginative hooks sound like after-thoughts, cobbled together at the last minute only so that these boring diatribes could be classified as "music." And the worn-out rhymes themselves seem never-ending, with each track going on and on so that several rappers get their due.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the qualities that make young people impressive in the eyes of their friends. Do young adults, like the artists in Young Money, need to brag about sexual experiences, partying, and violence in order to look cool? If the answer is no -- then why do they do it?

  • What else besides boasting about sex, substances, and violent behavior can teens do to attract respect and admiration among their peers?

Music details

Artist:Young Money
Release date:January 5, 2010
Label:Cash Money Records
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 13 years old Written bygoodperson4 December 24, 2010

NOT FOR KIDS

Hmm.. lets see: Violence is about 3 grenades because of lines in Steady Mobbin, and Wife Beater. Sex is about 4.5 kisses because of Every Girl "I wish I could f--k every girl in the world" and BedRock. Language is 5 exclamation points because of f-bombs, s-bombs, n-bombs, b-bombs through out, and vulgar terms for both male and female body parts: p---y, d--k, c--t, a--, etc. Drinking is 2 glasses because of Pass the Dutch. Good album, though.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byYoung brizzy June 15, 2010
Nothing is wrong with the music or group its the children they decide what music they want to listen to. To we talk about sex drugs money violence everyday week month and year its apart of hip hop so parents might have to get use to it my mom did and her favorite person of the group is nicki minaj and mine is every body so do me a favor a pass me the dutch with your left hand alright
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Parent of a 6 year old Written byjakelli March 2, 2010

young money bedrock

love it because its a great song
What other families should know
Too much sex
Great messages
Great role models