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Kidz Bop Is The Best Hustle Ever

For a vast many people who haven’t put birth control to the test (and failed), Kidz Bop isn’t a thing. If you don’t have children, there’s literally zero reason to know of its existence. But for a lot of us with kids old enough to comprehend, process and regurgitate what they hear, the music struggle is real, especially those of us who are hip-hop and R&B heads. Pretty much 175 percent of the music I grew up listening to, created after 1992, is too suggestive for my 7-year-old daughter’s innocent ears. For musical stylings, this leaves very few options.

Look, we all love our kids, we do. But we’d also like them to not entirely usurp our lives, especially the music we know and love.

Enter Kidz Bop. Created in 2001 to clearly capitalize on the pain of parents everywhere, it started as a few dudes re-creating pop songs, terribly. It’s evolved into, in 2016, a group of kids re-creating pop songs, sometimes even better than the originals. And, sometimes, horrendously worse than the original. Of course, the key component of Kidz Bop is that it can take songs that are more adult in nature, reinterpret them with different lyrics where necessary, get some kids to sing the songs, rebrand it under Kidz Bop and have your impressionable youth singing along to innocent versions of songs that are naughty in real life.

And to that end, Kidz Bop is like the best hustle ever. See, while they tend to change the most egregious words, they still currently leave in a lot of the context. Thing is, if you’re a parent who can hear a song without listening to the words – it is pop music after all –  now you REALLY don’t have to listen to the words. Right? Kidz Bop has to be for the children, right? Wrong. Listen, there is absolutely NO reason why Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband”, a song that echoes the refrain about being a crazy woman that a man should just accept, or Andy Grammer’s “Honey I’m Good” should be adapted for children. But they have been along with TONS of other questionable ass songs in real life where changing a word here or there only makes them less questionable with ‘tweens singing them now.

Kidz Bop has expanded to world tours, albums and even started making its own original compositions. In short, Kidz Bop is out here winning. And since I’m a parent of a 7-year-old who actually said to me, “Wow, Daddy, this Kidz Bop 32 album is actually really good” and meant it, I’m stuck with Kidz Bop. Which means that I’ve started listening to these songs differently. Which means I’ve noticed that, while grating at times, these Kidz Bop kids have actually remade quite a few songs better than the original. It’s true; oh yeah, it’s true.

Here are eight songs that Kidz Bop has made better than the original.

  1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Downtown”; Kidz Bop version

This song literally plays two or three times every single fothermuckin’ hour. Even my daughter, who loves all things Kidz Bop, has remarked that they’re sounding like a Hot 97 playlist in the 90s. OK, she didn’t say it like that, but she definitely said, “How many times are they going to play this song?” Thing is, this isn’t a great song in real life. In fact, it sounds like a kid’s song because no grown-ass man would legitimately rap about buying a moped or involve himself in such a show tune-y song, on the real tip, despite the fact that the video has over 124 million views. Hearing kids do that though? It’s kind of awesome. Plus, they made the music sound better. Which makes this song way more awesome. Score one for Kidz Bop.

  1. A Great Big World, “Say Something”; Kidz Bop version

I mean the non-Christina Aguilera version, which is much better. Here’s the thing, the two dudes who make up A Great Big World aren’t exactly singers. They’re vocalists, and for my money, not very good at it. I acknowledge that there are probably lots of people who would like their non-singing asses, I’m just not one of them. I mean, lots of people think Bob Dylan could sing. Lots of people are wrong. But I ain’t one to gossip so you ain’t heard that from me. The words are powerful, though. The first time I heard this song—on Kidz Bop, no less—I said, “Shit, that is some of the saddest, but most perfect songwriting ever.” The words “say something, I’m giving up on you/I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you…” If you’ve ever been in a relationship, you’ve been at this point. Again, Kidz Bop kids, well, they actually sang the song, which gives it a whole lot more ease of listening. Kidz Bop bodied this song.

  1. Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, “See You Again”; Kidz Bop version

Full disclosure, I love this song. But it’s entirely for the sentiment and because I cried at the end of Furious 7. RIP Paul Walker. The song itself? Eh. Look, Wiz is a trash rapper. Charlie Puth is serviceable on the hook and effectively makes the song work. But you have some kids on this shit? Whole different complexion. It works like Jamaicans in Rihanna’s video. Triple entendre, don’t even ask me how.

  1.  Flo-Rida, “My House”; Kidz Bop version

Real question: How many of you realize that Flo-Rida has a very successful music career and is the artist behind several huge hits where you can’t discern who the artist is? Probably not that many. You know who does know this? Kidz Bop. I feel like they just wait for Flo-Rida to drop albums, then scrubs them for profanity and questionable lyrics, then re-releases them. In fact, I’m waiting for the day that Kidz Bop starts just taking on artists as opposed to singles and releases Kidz Bop Does Flo-Rida. The album? Already done. “My House” is one of those songs. Flo-Rida is already making songs that are pretty much him mailing it in, so they can’t be taken seriously. Songs about a house party, though, should be left to people from California, Kid ’N Play and kids. Come through, Kidz Bop.

  1. Flo-Rida, “GDFR”; Kidz Bop version

See, No. 4. Same shit, different song.

  1. Daya, “Hide Away”; Kidz Bop version 

I like Daya. She’s got a good voice. I like good voices. However, I feel like the Kidz Bop folks listened to this song and said to themselves, “Got ’em.” They figured out a way to improve the song, and #wallahmagic. They changed keys, removed the suggestive wording and made a better version because they upgraded the actual music. The singing works because the vocal arrangement drives the the whole song. As long as the Kidz Bop kids kept it in the pocket (which they did) it was all win. The hook sells the whole song. Point is, this song is better as a Kidz Bop song. Full disclosure, I’ve listened to this song, the KB version, without my daughter in the car. Word to Spotify.

  1. Drake, “Hotline Bling”; Kidz Bop version 

Listen, no amount of debate can convince me this is a good song. I know people like it. Even Erykah Badu likes it. But if it wasn’t Drake, this would be trash. So it’s trash, recorded by Drake. However, you take away the fact that it’s an intentional song, and have some kids make it, and boom, clap. It’s much better with some kids singing this song. And it’s still not a great song. But a kid singing about hotlines blinging sounds more reasonable to me.

  1. Meghan Trainor, “Lips Are Moving”; Kidz Bop version 

Another one, like Flo-Rida, Kidz Bop looks to as its musical muse. Look, this is a terrible song for kids to listen to in the first place. The hook is “Your lips are moving so you lie, lie, lie…” This isn’t exactly a lesson we need to be imparting to kids too early. Give them some hope, ya know? Obama is still in office. But I just don’t take Meghan Trainor seriously, anyway. For one, she’s like 15 years older than I thought she was. For two, I just don’t think she’s that good at what she does for a living. I’m glad she’s successful at it, though. Shoot your shot. But let’s just say, hearing kids sing this song makes it more palatable since it seems like some shit kids would say in the first place.

 

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  • R.J.

    I didn’t know know those were still being made. I guess WOW is still going on too then.

    • QueenAnnaT

      I am almost certain you can get 10 WOW CDC’s for 1 cent with the mailer.

  • Jas

    I remember hearing them a few years ago and wondering who they were. My bff explained who they were…they’re kids enjoyed them too. I grew up in the 90s era and remember all of the good R & B and Hip Hop. It is suggestive (I remember singing SWV Downtown not knowing it wasn’t about downtown Newark) and too much for the little kids ears; however I turned out just fine. :-) But everyone is different so you have to do what works for you and the kiddies lol

    • miss t-lee

      For real. I appreciate the songwriting with metaphors, similes, and double entendres.
      It’s pretty much the way my parents were able to listen to their stuff around us, without us exactly catching on…lol

      • panamajackson

        Music was also a lot different back then. Especially pop music. It was all very vanilla. It was stuff like Michael Jackson. It’s a whole different ball game nowadays. I also remember listening to a lot of Rod Stewart, Luther Vandross, and Al Jarreau. And that godforsaken Michael Bolton.

        • miss t-lee

          I don’t think it was all very vanilla. Radio was a bit more friendly.
          However, I remember my Pops listening to some blues/R&B songs, which I didn’t really understand until adulthood.

          • Cheech

            In junior high we rocked to Aerosmith’s cover of “Big Ten Inch Record.” And we knew it was not about a record.

            • miss t-lee

              By junior high yes…you pick up on things.
              I’m talking about the kiddies.

              • Cheech

                Yup. At four my son wanted to know what “Squeeze Box” was about. I told him an accordion.

                • miss t-lee

                  I mean…that is what an accordion is…lol

                  • Cheech

                    Heh. “It goes: in, and out, and in, and out, and in, and out, and in, and out ….”

                    • miss t-lee

                      Ha!

              • Sigma_Since 93

                Yeah. The meaning to some Van Halen lyrics had me like 0_0….they let this play on the radio as is????

                • miss t-lee

                  LOL!
                  Yuppppp.

                • Cheech

                  Remember when Tipper Gore was after dirty lyrics? And she thought a Van Halen song was an offender, but then concluded that when he said, “Reach down … between my legs …” he was just talking about “ease the seat back?”

                  • miss t-lee

                    Oh Tipper Gore…the reason they had to start putting stickers on the albums.

                  • Sigma_Since 93

                    That’s the exact lyric I was thinking about.

                    • Cheech

                      Great song. “PANAMA!!”

                    • miss t-lee

                      Totally singing this now…lol

                    • SororSalsa

                      And she was all about “Darling Nikki”….which, with the exception of one word, is not one of Prince’s dirtier songs.

          • kingpinenut

            Parents don’t play

          • I was just asking my dad – how did you let us ride around with you listening to Millie Jackson, BB King, Fats Domino, Bobby Womack (whom i love dearly) and countless others?

            Me, in the front seat – singing along. SMH

            • miss t-lee

              Yuppppp.
              We had the same upbringing…lol

              • Sigma_Since 93

                All the young girls counting up the costs singing As we lay lol

                • miss t-lee

                  Nah…we never sung that one…lol

                  • Sweet Ga Brown

                    I did. *shame…shame…

                    • miss t-lee

                      HA!
                      At least you weren’t singing it at a gospel event…ala Kelly Price a few weeks ago…lol

            • Cori Hoston

              These last two dollars. …I’m not gonna lose …lol. …my daddy jam right there. …

              • miss t-lee

                One going for my bus fare…the other for the jukebox…

            • kingpinenut

              I’m glad I’m not the only one …. shoot the Millie Jackson ablum covers let me know what was up!!

            • Yay Radley

              “Harry Hippie” is my daddy’s favorite song of all time. He instilled in me a deep and abiding Bobby Womack love that will never perish.

            • E_Deshon

              Ain’t no way i shouldve been listening to Millie Jackson lol and that candy licker joint by zmarvon Sease is classic but extra inappropriate. Like “mama why does he want to lick her candy?”

              • Riggghhhhttttt, had no clue! Just like Salt & Pepa’s push it “All You Fly Muthas, Get up and dance. Dance I said.” I was about 5 and I’d always run over to my mom and tell her to get up dance. SMH

                Years later, I overstand all of the songs I grew up to.

          • L8Comer

            I was definitely singing about making love on the jungle gym and all I wanna do is a zoom zoom zoom and a boom boom just shake your rump! Plus I loved junior mafia in first grade or something, I knew all lil Kim lyrics

            • miss t-lee

              LMAO

        • Question

          What do we expect when Magic City mixtapes have become a pathway to pop music success?

        • LadyJay?

          I LOVE Michael Bolton to this day.

        • Junegirl627

          listen to Aerosmith’s love in an elevator.

      • Brandon Allen

        I miss double entendres. R&B kills me with its vulgarity. Like Chris Brown, “F-You back to sleep” could be a great song if it wasn’t so vulgar and Chris Brown wasn’t singing it.

        • miss t-lee

          Indeed.

        • Question

          If I hear one more person talk about pushing panties to the side….

          • Brandon Allen

            Like that’s not even efficient, cuz they usually have elastic. Ain’t nobody trying to deal with that

            • Question

              Nor is it comfortable. If the panties are that easily accessible, why not take .8 seconds and take them off. Why folks tryna rush?

            • Junegirl627

              everytime I hear that I think of chaffing, and fabric burns where you should never have chafing and fabric burns ( sorry not sorry)

              • HoneyRose

                That’s what I keep thinking! It would be far less work to actually just take the panties off.

                • Junegirl627

                  EXAAAAAACTlY

            • brothaskeeper

              Lotta chafing.

          • SororSalsa

            Don’t talk about….be about it. I don’t want to hear anyone singing that, but I don’t mind my man doing it…IJS.

        • OG Mermaid

          Double entendres were/are the best. I remember when I was first able to comprehend the chorus of Theodis Ealey “Stand up in it”, (which is my ish, and my go to karaoke song) and feeling like it was the best thing ever written, lol.

        • Gibbous

          If you watch the original Muppet Show, it was rife with innuendo and double entendres. Jim Henson wasn’t in it to make a kids show, but unless he played it that way, they wouldn’t put it on TV.

          I watch today and my eyes pop out!

          • miss t-lee

            True.

        • Okay, you say things like Hotline Bling is serviceable as music, which I seriously question. But then you follow up with clear recognition that Chris Brown is the actual worst. You’re causing me all kinds of inner-conflict, just so you know.

          • Brandon Allen

            Multifaceted.

      • I think the fire was finally lit on the double entendres and metaphors’funeral pyre when UGK and Webbie dropped “Gimmie Dat”

        • brothaskeeper

          Which STILL bumps!

          • Brass Tacks

            I will never tire of hearing that track.

        • miss t-lee

          I think it was gone way before that Wu…lol

          Now I wanna listen to “How You Ridin’?”

          • Cheech

            Yup. My mother questioned me about Rappers Delight. Specifically, “I can bust her out with my super sperm.”

            • miss t-lee

              That was so tame compared to now.

        • DBoySlim

          Akinyele anyone?

          • miss t-lee

            Another good example

          • Cori Hoston

            Put it in my mouth was just so disgusting. ….and my gawddang jam

      • blkgrlMAGICALfairydust_glitter

        exactly!! I didn’t know WHAT I was singing about lol but the music Now is literally telling you how to eat booty. it’s out of control. I’m a 80s/90s kid and I the most stressful thing I go thru everyday is scrolling thru the radio stations. smh garbage ?

        • miss t-lee

          Yeah, I don’t listen to much current radio. Spotify and I are super tight.

    • Stanley

      You could still get away with it back then. But now, the music is just straight up raw with the content. There is no hiding it. I knew it was a problem when I overheard my 6 year old god daughter singing “Sticky Face”

      • Jas

        True. A lot of today’s music is out there or maybe because I’m grown and know immediately what the singer/rapper is saying opposed to when I was a kid and didn’t catch the innuendos.

    • My mind was blown when I started digesting the words to Prince songs I’d loved since I was a kid. Yeah, he wasn’t talking about actual Corvettes…

      • Every song from 80s & 90s R&B. I heard them as an adult. And was like why did my mama lemme listen to this?

        • Somebody mentioned R. Kelly above. We shoulda known about that dude.

        • brothaskeeper

          Mrs. BK and I were watching Juice the other week, and Aaron Hall was playing in the background of one of the scenes (Don’t Be Afraid). She asked me if I remembered the song, and I said I barely did, so we YouTubed it, and we looked at each other like “what in the ENTIRE blue fukk!” That had to have been the rapiest rape song ever made!

          • *dont be afraid, don’t be afraid, DONT BE AFRAID BAYBEEEEEEE

            • brothaskeeper

              *cringes at the prospect of hearing someone shout-sing about forced thecksual encounters*

          • SororSalsa

            That song is the rapists’ national anthem. I really can’t believe folks let him cook in the 90’s with that song.

      • Question

        Or the first time I heard the long version of Lady Cab Driver.

        http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/shocked-will-smith.gif

      • Junegirl627

        I remember the first time I listened to prince and understood what he was saying. I was riding the train and I had the type of headphone that you could hear what I’m hearing if I had the volume high enough ( and I always did) I sat there on that train all kinds of embarrassed.

      • Jas

        Exactly!! I’m still learning the real meaning behind a lot of these songs and I’m in my 30s. It’s fun because I was naive and just enjoyed the music for what I thought it was as a kid. Imagine my surprise learning Rick James wasn’t singin about how in love he was with his “woman” Mary Jane. lol But that song is lightweight compared to others.

        • Prince has a song named “Head” that I’m sure I heard waaaaaaay before i needed to.

      • SororSalsa

        Isn’t it funny to listen to those songs as an adult and finally get all the double entendres? Prince was amazing with a metaphor, and I’m amazed at how many of his poppiest sounding songs are filthy.

      • Blueberry01

        Goes and Googles lyrics to Little Red Corvette…reads lyrics…so, I guess was the ultimate wordsmith, huh? ?

        • The man was never talking about what he first seemed to be talking about.

      • Veronica Luckett Kirkland

        WHAAATTTTT

    • ChokeOnThisTea

      “I grew up in the 90s era and remember all of the good R & B and Hip Hop. It is suggestive (I remember singing SWV Downtown not knowing it wasn’t about downtown Newark)”

      Right! Lol. Or singing TLC’s remake of “Get it Up” thinking it meant get up and get going, not knowing it was talking about a male erecti on.

      • Dustin John Seibert

        Hi COTT!!!!

        • ChokeOnThisTea

          Leave it to ol’ Dustin to pop up on a comment like this. Lol!

      • Sweet Ga Brown

        I thought I was the only one that was left in the dark about Downtown. I thought it was about a girl wanting the guy to take her on a date to downtown Atlanta. After all Saved By the Bell taught me that girls like to go out on dates…then you go steady. I could wait to tell a guy about going downtown. That’s the only way we would grow closer. LMAO.

        • KingCarlos

          Sidebar to SWV- Salt n Pepa’s “Push It” was on my radar again after VH1 award. Still deciding what “can’t you hear the music pumping hard like I wish you would” really means. Cause that dance is only for the sexy people.

      • Jas

        That was one of my favorite songs by TLC. lol I love Get It Up.
        Even though it didn’t exist during my time but I’m glad I wasn’t subjected to Kidz Bop as a kid.

        • Shanna

          Originally recorded by The Time and written by Prince. It all comes back to Prince…lol. TLC did a great job with it.

      • Charlito Brown

        Hold up! So you mean they wasn’t talking about linking up on Halsey Street?! I haven’t felt this hoodwinked since I found out Humpty Hump and Shock G were the same person.

    • Wait a minute… what IS SWV singing about? I don’t wanna know. I’ma just hold onto my last shards of childhood innocence.

      • brothaskeeper

        This downtown is where the streets are (prayerfully) clean and sufficiently, um, irrigated.

        • I DON’T WANT TO KNOW.

          -plugs ears and continues to believe song is about center city Philadelphia-

    • HoneyRose

      I just told my husband about SWV’s “Downtown” and his brain exploded. He just made the connection lmao!

  • HouseOfBonnets

    “KIDZ BOP IS THE BEST HUSTLE EVER”

    – Panama Jackson (Aug,2016)

    Even though I would rather listen to Jason Derulo’s greatest hits or Jordan Sparks post break up mixtape ( It’s called Bye Felecia by the way) on constant repeat before subjecting myself to the Kidz bop version of trap queen ever again this title is very accurate.

    • Animate

      Wait….Kidz Bop did trap queen?

  • miss t-lee

    All of these songs are terrible in the original form, so I know the Kidz Bop version has to be a special kind of torture.

    For a vast many people who haven’t put birth control to the test (and failed), Kidz Bop isn’t a thing. If you don’t have children, there’s literally zero reason to know of its existence”

    https://media.giphy.com/media/L5jXcnbp2dkZi/giphy.gif

    • Flo Rida is such a horrid artist. His continued career baffles me. He’s what would have happened if the worst part of Nelly’s career left Nelly’s mind and started using steroids.

      • Cheech

        In fourth grade in the suburbs (and hence, in my minivan on vacation), he is life.

        • Amber

          He gets played heavy in my gym. I had no idea he had so much music out. He and Pitbull found their niche.

          • KingCarlos

            St. Nelly unlocked the musical sainthood achievement after he competed the Tip Drill video and he no longer exists in our Earth realm. Leaving respect off St.Nelly’s name has no effect here.

      • brothaskeeper

        I keep telling people (with my tin foil hat on) he’s a government experiment to prolong Nelly’s career, and they used his DNA to splice with that of LL Cool J’s, and VIOLA.

        • leesupreme

          *faint*

          • brothaskeeper

            *snicker*

      • miss t-lee

        As long as white folks like to turn up in Miami, Vegas, Ibiza, etc Flo-Rida will have a career.

        • leesupreme

          right along with pitbull- jennifer lopez, enrique igelesias.. etc..

          • miss t-lee

            Indeed.

            *I like Pitbull though. I’m an unashamed stan.

            • Pitbull stans, unite. Solidarity. Dále.

              • miss t-lee

                Oye loca, ven pa ca.

                • Muevelo, muevelo, sin parar!

                  -twerks in Spanish-

                  • miss t-lee

                    LET”S GO!
                    *twerks also*

    • Yo Teesh, I watched Black Market on Vice TV, which is hosted by Michael K Williams and they were dealing with folks drinking Lean…How are folks still doing that ish?

      • miss t-lee

        I gotta check that out.
        Mayne, I don’t know. the worst are the folks who swear they aren’t addicted, yet you’ve gained 50lbs, your teeth are rotting, and you get the shakes when you’re w/o it too long.
        Mess.

        • One lady was in a store singing and dancing just like a crackhead.

          • miss t-lee

            Wow.
            I’ll have to check it out.

  • Brandon Allen

    My first forays into music were Reasonable Doubt, Life and Times Vol 2, and whatever was on MTV/BET at the time and I’ve had a life long swearing problem ever since.
    I WISH Kidz Bop was invented then cuz no 9 year olds favorite song should be “Money Cash, H0es”

    • My first time hearing music with curse words… Around ’93/’94, my sister borrowed her bfs cds and i listened to UGK’s Ridin Dirty, in middle school.

      I. AINT.BEEN.RIGHT.EVER.SINCE.

      • More like you have been right ever since.

      • ChokeOnThisTea

        Bone Thugs N Harmony did me in. Smh

        • Blueberry01

          Yasssss, fast cursing!

      • miss t-lee

        LOL
        And it had to be UGK you first heard…lol

        My first uncensored tape was Too Short…so there’s that.

        • Pretty sure mine was 2Live Crew.

          • Mine was definitely 2 Live Crew.

            • Sigma_Since 93

              moderation won’t let me be great

      • Jennifer

        NWA, N—–4Life, the summer of ’91 — I was 10 and my 18 year old brother watched me while my mom was travelling a lot. He also introduced me to Geto Boys “We Can’t be Stopped” that summer. That was my intro to hip-hop — and I still have every uncensored word of My Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me committed to memory 25 years later.

        • Teresabowens2

          <<i:r. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!!bc114a:….,..

        • miss t-lee

          I remember buying we can’t be stopped my 8th grade year. Wore that tape out!

        • Gretchenjthompson3

          <<t:t. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::::!!bc371a:….,.

        • That girl MEL!

          SAME HERE! My camp counselor let us listen to NWA all summer. I stole $10 from my mom’s purse and purchased the cassette. Yeah, that shoud have never happened.

      • Sweet Ga Brown

        …is it bad that Eightball & MJG’s Coming Out Hard is still one of my favorite albums? “Real-real n–gas believe in beating them hos down push them in the fkn wall until you hear that click clack sound.” Idk why I cant change.

        • miss t-lee

          Still a fave.

    • Junegirl627

      It would’ve been called money, cash, homies?

      • Sigma_Since 93

        bros. Money, cash, bros. Money cash, bros…..sounds like a gangstalicious track.

      • Brandon Allen

        Money, cash, homes? For the future young republicans.

    • Hard Knock Life goes hard for all ages.

    • E_Deshon

      Yea there’s no reason I should’ve been listening to Lil Kim throw lips to the shti as a 9 year old.

    • SororSalsa

      I’ve been a Prince fan since I was 10….nobody should be listening to “Head” and “Do Me Baby” at that age. Even though he didn’t curse a ton, I’m sure I was ruined by listening to that nasty azz man.

    • Blueberry01

      That was MY cut!

    • occupiesthethrone

      I had Notorious K.I.M. on cassette tape in junior high.

  • Courtney Wheeler

    Does Disney still have Kids Incorporated???
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Od-1VEfd6s
    Ugh..i’m old

    • nope not anything remotely close!

    • Fergie and Rahsaan Paterson used to be on that joint.

      • Question

        And Jennifer “Love Hewitt”.

  • Stanley

    Man, I have been saying this for years. Thank you for showing me I wasn’t the only one. Lol

  • Sigma_Since 93

    Yo P, you and your crew need to come up with a hood version and tweak all or our favorite rachet, trap, and snow man songs. I want to see all black kids who can properly dance in the commercial vs these younger you got served Dwights on camera.

    • panamajackson

      No bull, I’ve considered this.

      • Sigma_Since 93

        If you need funding, I would seed this effort.

        • Sooo you saying we need to start a GoFundMe.

          Im here for it.

          • brothaskeeper

            I got $5.00 on it.

            • Sigma_Since 93

              We need Tubs Mayne!

            • NonyaB

              Pops on Luniz’s I got 5 on it, falls thru beat trap door that leads to Club Nouveau’s Why You Treat Me So Bad.

              • brothaskeeper

                Both of which STILL bump!

              • “Why You Treat Me so Bad” was such a dope song.

              • Blueberry01

                CN also had “Lean On Me” on lock!

                • NonyaB

                  Yes!

      • Brandon Allen

        Honestly, it seems like really easy to do. You don’t need to actually write new songs, or compose new melodies. Just change some lines, here and there and record.

  • The only reason I know that this ish exist is because Disney HD shows the commercials during the Avengers and Spider-Man cartoons on Sunday morning.

    Is there a Kidz Bop version of “Needed Me”? I mean a group of tweens singing “Didn’t they tell you I was a savage” sounds like something Robert Sylvester Kelly would support.

    “Say Something” only makes me think of that South Park episode now and that made the song actually palatable.

    • brothaskeeper

      Oh, Robert *shudder*.

    • miss t-lee

      Totally laughing at a kidz bop version of “Needed Me”

    • HouseOfBonnets

      But, baby, don’t get it twisted
      You was just another player on my tag team
      Tryna fix your inner issues with some fruit snacks
      Didn’t they tell you that I was a sandwich?
      Skip your teen nick and your spongebob

      • miss t-lee

        I need a video.
        Little girl running thru a sandbox kicking over masterpieces.
        “Didn’t they tell you I was a savage?”

      • will_the_thrill

        “Didn’t they tell you that I was a sandwich”. We gotta get you on the writing team.

  • Kidz Bop is SO LIT. But they don’t make trap music covers, which is what my older kid is into. I haaaaaaaaaate that he knows all the words to Controlla and Cut It, but when he’s at camp we can’t control what hits his ears.

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