"Young, Wild and Free" (CD Single)

Music review by
Stephanie Bruzzese, Common Sense Media
"Young, Wild and Free" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
Rap song makes smoking pot, drinking alcohol seem fun.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 13 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

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

Positive Role Models & Representations

Song is about breaking rules and taking illegal substances.


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."


The "N" word, "hoes."


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.

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byamberg2 January 15, 2016

no ones mind is poisoned by this

my first concert was Wiz Khalifa and i listen to jazz and classical music at the same time. I can honestly say no one brings the party in concert like Wiz and t... Continue reading
Adult Written byAlexandre M. December 31, 2017
It depends the kid if the kid knows these stuff are bad then it’s fine but if the kid thinks this stuff is cool than wait till he or she is a bit older.Overall... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 11, 2018
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... Continue reading

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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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