"Yeah 3X" (CD single)

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Slick R&B single about dancing has some drinking, too.
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What parents need to know

Positive messages

While the drinking mentioned here isn't an inherently negative activity, it's a theme that's too mature for younger kids.

Positive role models

Assuming they're of age, the people discussed in this song aren't going overboard on substance use or other dangerous behaviors -- they're mostly focused on dancing and having fun.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex
Not applicable
Language

One mention of "f--k"; there is an edited version available.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Repeated reference to drinking: "You like to drink, so do we / Get my bottles, bring 'em to me."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while the single "Yeah (3X)" is largely about dancing, it does mention drinking and includes one mention of "f--k" (which is bleeped out in the edited version of the tune). Since even the references to drinking are fairly toned down, the track is an OK choice for older teens who love Chris Brown and understand the consequences of drinking alcohol.

What's the story?

Chris Brown's single "YEAH (3X)" follows the mostly-clean musical pattern he established for himself after his widely publicized abuse of former girlfriend Rihanna. It's largely focused on enjoying yourself on the dance floor, avoiding graphic language and references to adult content, aside from a few fairly tame lines about drinking ("you like to drink, so do we") and one use of the word "f--k" in the unedited version. Parents of teens who understand the consequences of drinking should feel OK about their kids listening to this track.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

Though "Yeah (3X)" doesn't have quite the hook of Brown's former releases like "I Can Transform Ya," it's still got enough kick to make your feet move. The singer's consistently solid vocals are a plus as always, making this track fun to both listen and dance to.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why Chris Brown would go to all the trouble of releasing two versions of this song (edited and explicit), just so he could use the word "f--k" one time. Does he have more "street cred" if he uses profanity?

  • Does using having one profane term make a significant difference to the song? Why or why not? How do swear words affect a song's cool-factor in general?

  • Chris Brown's widely publicized abuse of former girlfriend Rihanna was major news. How has this incident affected his career?

Music details

Artist:Chris Brown
Release date:January 3, 2011
Label:Jive Records
Genre:R&B
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 16 years old Written byRosebud95 March 19, 2012

Fun, upbeat song

This song is quite catchy. :)
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old September 9, 2013

I dont know what to say about this song...

It does have the "F" word, and drinking. I did not like this song at all...
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byanders09ma May 27, 2012

Yeah x3

Now I don't really like Chris Brown because he punched Rihanna but I DO like this song :). Very fun and dancable :)
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Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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