We Are Young Money

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
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Rap CD is not only explicit and offensive but also boring.

Parents say

age 15+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 14 reviews

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

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 & Representations

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.


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."


Tons of graphic talk about sex.


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


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."

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 14-year-old Written byKays mom September 21, 2010
Parent of a 13-year-old Written byohya August 6, 2010

not for anybody

it is terrible besides drake was ok
Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 13, 2018
Teen, 13 years old Written bycinnagurl May 4, 2011

teens not adults they dont listen to this kind of stuff

i only know bed rock and i have that song on my ipod and i love it

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,

Is it any good?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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