Music: To Listen or Not To Listen
Does anyone remember the episode from the Cosby show with Denise and her friend listening to reggae? The other day I had a dad moment that reminded me of that episode.
So my oldest princess is now into music and dance (hip-hop, ballet, etc.) we were listening to the radio and Rihanna comes on. In the past I usually got the comment that such music (hip-hop) was inappropriate regardless of the lyrics. But not now, she was actually singing along to the song.
So now the dad role kicks into hyper drive and I’m listening to all the popular songs on Sirius in the car. I have discovered that pretty much every other hip-hop, R and B song had language that a sailor would feel comfortable using on a night out with his buddies.
There was Rihanna talking about S and M (talk about that in a future article), Cee Lo Green and his F-U song. Some artists were consistently worse than others and others just had the occasional slip here and there. Interesting thing is even though there is just three years difference between the girls, the two have remarkably different taste in music already. My younger princess loves Michael Buble, the older one is more into Ne-Yo, and Taio Cruz.
So after a week of listening to Sirius radio artists from least to worst: Seal, Michael Buble, Ne-Yo, Miguel, Keri Hilson, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Snoop, Rihanna, and Cee Lo to name a few. Actually Snoop surprised me and was not as bad as I expected.
Final decision is that they can listen to country like Sugarland, or old school like Charlie Wilson, or even better classical music. Seriously, like everything else everyone should screen what their kids listen to based upon their own personal judgment.
So at kidgrade we keep radio Disney and Kids Place Live as a preset station and hope for the best!
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