"Work Hard, Play Hard" (CD Single)

 
Lots of bragging about money and dropping the "N" word.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Says "N" word a lot and talks about how he has so much money, he "should start a bank."

Positive role models

Brags about all the money he has: "The bigger the bill, the harder you ball ... and my money's long." Khalifa has also been in the news for drug possession and his open love of marijuana.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language

"N" word frequently, "f--k," "ass," "s--t," "bitch."

Consumerism

Glorifies spending.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

"$100 champagne" and "getting your own smoke."

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.

What's the story?

Rapper Wiz Khalifa boasts about his riches and swag on the single "WORK HARD, PLAY HARD," a profanity-laced rap that celebrates making lots of money.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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?

Music details

Artist:Wiz Khalifa
Release date:April 24, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 15 years old Written byeazy__breezy June 8, 2015
age 17+
 

Pretty good song, but not for kids under 17

Waaaayyy to much swearing
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Parent Written byTVAGE December 19, 2013
age 18+
 

NOT FOR KIDS

Very Bad
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byDominicanKing1995 March 9, 2013
age 13+
 

Not for kids 13 and under

This song is not for younger viewers.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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