Parent Playlist: Hip-Hop / R&B Edition

Kami Geron, Creative Editor

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How many times do you have to change the station in the car because your parents don’t like your music? With all the profanity and sexual content, can we really blame them? This web series will help those car rides go a little more smoothly with parent-approved songs.

*Note: all songs were played as clean versions*

Top 5 Hip-Hop/R&B Songs of the week according to Billboard charts.

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1. “Sunflower” by Post Malone & Swae Lee

From the new Spider-Man movie, this song is more pop than the hip-hop or rap these artists typically do. It has spent four weeks as number one on Billboard charts.

Mom: Thumbs Up
“I like both their voices. The vibe of the song is really pleasant. It’s something I could have on repeat in the background. I don’t know, it’s just a good feeling song. I also can understand what they’re saying.”

Dad: Thumbs Down

“I don’t like the beat, it’s too slow.”

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2. “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott featuring Drake

Mom: Thumbs Sideways

“I liked it at the beginning, and then as it went on it got repetitive and was hard to understand. I got bored, to be frank.”

Dad: Thumbs Down

“There’s no singing, he’s just talking.”

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3. “Wow” by Post Malone

Mom: Thumbs Up

“I like the music the best because he is hard to understand. The music is not as chill as the first song, but I still like it.”

Dad: Thumbs Up

“I like the beat of the song. I couldn’t tell what he was saying.”

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4. “Drip Too Hard” by Lil Baby & Gunna

Mom: Thumbs Down

“It stresses me out. I would turn it off if we were in the car. It’s really choppy and bold.”

Dad: Thumbs Sideways

“There’s nothing I dislike about it.”

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5. “ZEZE” by Kodak Black featuring Travis Scott & Offset

Mom: Thumbs Up

“I like it. I like the music, it’s a fun song. I find it too repetitive though.”

Dad: Thumbs Up

“Again, it’s all about the rhythm and the beat to me. I don’t care what they say.”

So when it comes to jamming with your family, sometimes there is no compromise. While I would lean towards hip-hop that is more relaxed or pop in style with my mom, maybe I should let my dad just play ESPN in the car.