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Clean Hip-Hop Music
Rap and hip-hop can get a bad rep for lyrics that are full of swearing, violence, and sex, but that doesn't have to be the case. There are plenty of great role models in hip-hop, like Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chance the Rapper, as well as all the artists on this list. If your kids love hip-hop but you don't love some of the themes that pop up in this genre, steer toward these picks. By combining catchy beats with appropriate lyrics, this list offers some great hip-hop that's still safe for kids' ears. And for more music that makes you think, check out our list of Teen Music with a Message.