I was listening to a new Nicki Minaj song “Pound the Alarm” the other day and it struck me about how parents feel about their young teens listening to songs with lyrics like:
Sexy, sexy that’s all I do
If you need a bad bitch
Let me call a few
Pumps on and them little mini skirts is out
I see some good girls, I’mma turn ‘em out
Ok bottle, sip, bottle, guzzle
I’m a bad bitch, no muzzle, hey?
Bottle, sip, bottle, guzzle
I’m a bad bitch, no muzzle, let’s go.
We CAN have great songs that make you want to dance and party but without the degrading/vulgar lyrics. I would like to share an inspirational remake of this song done by my friend Monica Morong: The Conscious World Hip Hop Mom. She didn’t want her kids listening to these lyrics so she rewrote them and uploaded her own version. Awesome! Click on the image below to have a listen…she’s just getting started!
Here are some other great suggestions for kid friendly music:
10 Kid Friendly Songs for the Car (That Won’t Drive Parents Nuts) - from TLC
Common Sense Media.org – Best Suggestions for Kid Friendly Music (have about 10 different huge playlists)
Putumayo Kids collection – simply awesome
To Your Health!
Tracy Lydiatt – B.Sc, M.Sc
The Green Families Guru