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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "You Da One" is among Rihanna's cleaner songs. It's somewhat less steamy than the singer's other tracks but still has its moments ("You should've give it to me good like that / Should've hit it like that / Had me yellin' like that"). There is one "N" word. With no references to violence and substance use, or excessive sexiness, it's one of the better choices in the Rihanna repertoire for younger listeners.
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Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about why so many of Rihanna's songs focus on the same topic -- love and romance -- over and over again. Do artists like Rihanna deserve to grow so successful by simply repeating the same musical formula time after time, or do they have an obligation to provide their fans with a fresh perspective?
What other topics besides romantic relationships would you like to hear Rihanna cover in her songs?
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