"Young, Wild and Free" (CD Single)

 
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Rap song makes smoking pot, drinking alcohol seem fun.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Negative messages about engaging in irresponsible behaviors, like smoking marijuana, drinking, and ditching school.

Positive role models

Song is about breaking rules and taking illegal substances.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

One indirect reference to sex: "Keep it player for these hoes / And look clean don't it ... washed it the other day, see how you lean on it."

Language

The "N" word, "hoes."

Consumerism

King Kong, Chevy Chase, 501 jeans.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The whole song is about drinking and smoking pot, and it's presented in a fun, lighthearted manner.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the song "Young, Wild and Free" is mostly about smoking marijuana, with some references to drinking, skipping school, sex, and swearing thrown in. The track makes all of these iffy behaviors seem fun. It's definitely not a tune for younger kids.

What's the story?

"YOUNG, WILD AND FREE" is a single by two rap artists -- Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg -- who share a love of one thing: smoking pot. Like many of the tracks each has released before, this tune talks all about marijuana use, along with drinking alcohol and even cutting class at times: "So what we get drunk, so what we smoke weed, we're just having fun, we don't care who sees."

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

With a mellow, piano-based groove and smooth backing vocals from Bruno Mars, this track has undeniable musical appeal. The calm, rolling rap styles of both Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg add to the overall feel-good tone. Too bad the subject matter is off limits for kids.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the potential pitfalls involved in using marijuana or other illegal substances. What are the consequences of using drugs and alcohol? What can happen to a person who gets hooked on drinking or drugs?

  • Is it fair that artists like Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg gain fame and fortune from releasing songs that glorify substance use? Why or why not?

Music details

Artists:Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa
Release date:October 11, 2011
Type:Single
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Rap
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 17 years old Written byGrandmaster Dong June 19, 2014
 

Great song

Yeah, roll one, smoke one When you live like this you’re supposed to party Roll one, smoke one, and we all just having fun So we just, roll one, smoke one When you live like this you’re supposed to party Roll one, smoke one, and we all just having fun Vouch
Educator and Parent Written byJared Galczynski June 3, 2014
 
Change Wiz Khalifa into a girl, and her name to "Khalisa" and I'll probably LOVE her. Be young and wild and free yourself and let your children listen to this and shout "AY MAYRA!".
Kid, 6 years old November 24, 2013
 

An Umer Made

Great tune but terrible message making alcohol seem fun with sex, language and consumerism.9.0

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