A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Features positive messages about community, self-expression, and determination.
Positive Role Models
People featured on Drive with Swizz Beatz show ingenuity, bravery, and generosity.
Focuses on car-centered subcultures in marginalized communities, and in doing so debunks racial stereotypes about car culture.
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Violence & Scariness
Drive with Swizz Beatz shows some stunt driving from the POV of passengers and talks about dangers of driving specialized cars. Safety precautions (seat belts, etc.) appear to be taken during the car scenes.
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Moderate profanity is used throughout: "s--t," "g--damn," "damn," etc.
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Products & Purchases
Some product placement is featured in Drive with Swizz Beatz, including names of cars, stadiums, etc. It is essentially a tourism show, promoting the cities/countries the hosts visit.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Drive with Swizz Beatz is a documentary series about car culture hosted by musician and producer Beatz. Each episode focuses on a different city or country, focusing on the unique car culture there, especially in marginalized communities. Moderate profanity is used throughout: "s--t," "g--damn," "damn," etc. There's some stunt driving shown but it appears that appropriate precautions are taken (seat belts, etc).
Is It Any Good?
"Food tourism but for cars" is such a simple and great idea that it's astounding there aren't a million shows like this out there. Drive with Swizz Beatz capitalizes on the visual excitement of specialized cars and trucks, but it also digs deep into how cars allow some marginalized communities to be seen and heard. There are some flaws -- the series claims to travel the world but mostly sticks to the states; and viewers' mileage on the hosts may vary -- but it mostly sticks with the loud and fast things that make car culture fun.
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