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"Work Hard, Play Hard" (CD Single)
A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that in the single "Work Hard, Play Hard," Wiz Khalifa brags about swag and his money, and uses the "N" word many, many times, as well as a few other profane terms ("f--k," "ass," "s--t," "bitch"). There's not much redeeming value to this track; teens could do much better.
- Parents say
- Kids say
What's the story?
Is it any good?
Another rap song about making lots of money isn't original. Wiz Khalifa chooses to follow the pack of "ballers" and just rap about money and swag. He uses the "N" word too much, and annoyingly brags about "the bigger the bill, the harder you ball" and getting "your own bitch" and "your own smoke." Teens can find much better rap out there.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the way that many rappers sing about having so much money. What message does this send to young fans?
Wiz Khalifa has made news for both his use and possession of drugs and his love of marijuana. Do you think this influences his fans?
Do you care if your favorite singers are poor role models?