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"Yeah 3X" (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 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?
Talk to your kids 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?