"We Made You" (CD single)

Music review by
Jacqueline Rupp, Common Sense Media
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Rapper takes aim at celebrity with his signature grit.
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age 12+
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A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Women are at the center of all of Eminem's verbal jabs on this single. The rapper discusses female body parts, tries to seduce his subjects, and talks about sexual senarios at length.

Violence
Sex

Eminem discusses Kim Kardashian's derriere, Jessica Alba's breasts, and the idea of sleeping with Sarah Palin. The music video for the single includes crude visuals that bring the lyrics to life.

Language

No profanity, but plenty of eyebrow-raising lines, like "I'll invite Sarah Palin out to dinner then nail her, 'Baby say hello to my little friend'."

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

On the single, Eminem gives shout-outs to over-the-counter and perscriptions drugs, everything from Ritalin to Zantac.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that even though this is one Eminem song that surprisingly doesn't contain profanity, it's still not appropriate for kids. With crass comments about women's body parts, sarcastic quips regarding homosexuality, and various references to prescription drugs, this is vintage Eminem.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAlexandre M. December 29, 2017
I love eminem he is my favorite artist but this crap + more crap it’s just bad.Also it is one of the only eminem songs with no swears
Adult Written byHorro November 5, 2017
I love eminem he is my favorite artist.But what is this stupid junk it is terrible it is a discrase to rap and just ahhhhhhhhhh.Ok when it comes to appropriaten... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old February 18, 2010

KIDS 8 AND OVER

I LOVE EMINEM WHO CARES IF HE CUSES HE FREAKIN AWESOME HES MY ROLE MODEL YOU JERKS
Teen, 13 years old Written byLinkTech267 March 31, 2016

Least explict song from Eminem, but contains sexual lyrics and disses in a hilarious matter.

"We Made You" is Eminem's cleanest song in terms of profanity. However, it does contain some sexual comments and disses toward female celebrities... Continue reading

What's the story?

Eminem's ode to reality stars and pseudo-celebrities, WE MADE YOU covers all the famous faces usually found on the tabloid pages. Eminem focuses only on the ladies on this single, asking Lindsay Lohan and Portia de Rossi why they became lesbians and attempting to lyrically seduce everyone from Britney Spears to vice-presidential candidate, Sarah Palin. The single is the second off of Em's latest album, Relapse.

Is it any good?

There is no shortage of cultural fodder for Eminem to take on in his satirical single, "We Made You." However, the usually on-target lyricist seems a bit off his game on this single. Sure there are some clever moments, like the Amy Winehouse reference: "You're my Amy, I'm your Blake, matter fact make me a birthday cake, with a saw blade in it to make my jail break." But other such name-dropping of celebs like John Mayer, Britney Spears , and Sarah Palin, falls flat and Slim Shady skips some prime opportunities to slam celebrity and status.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how rap music as a genre addresses social and pop culture issues. On this single, Eminem makes illusions to numerous celebrities and pop culture icons. Do you think this type of satirical approach casts some doubt on the validity of fame? Do you look at celebrities like Sarah Palin and Jessica Simpson differently after hearing them referenced in a song which doesn't portray them very favorably?

Music details

  • Artist: Eminem
  • Release date: April 13, 2009
  • Label: Aftermath
  • Genre: Rap
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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