All member reviews for American Gangster

Common Sense Media says

Honest look at thug life has drugs, some violence.

Users say

(out of 6 reviews)
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Teen, 17 years old Written bymeg10 April 9, 2008

LOved it !!

jay z is an old school rapper with knowlege about everything. I really liked this cd, and the vidio's that he came out with were hott! only jay z could get all the top rappers in one room and just chill and party like that. this cd is not for kids but for true lovers of hip hop.
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 July 22, 2012

american gangster

and the life he's lived. Families can talk about the image of hip-hop artists. Why do they use tough, real-life experiences such as selling dope on the streets as material for songwriting? Do you think singing about it glorifies it? Why or why not?
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Parent of a 11 year old Written byjsharpe October 24, 2009
loaded with f-bobms
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Teen, 13 years old Written byBestPicture1996 October 12, 2009

Lyrically a masterpiece on some tracks

Nothing your kids haven't heard in a middle school lunchroom. Great production, and Hov chooses his guest artists very wisely. Most will not understand the gravity of the lyrics Jigga is saying, about growing up in the streets, about the his father abandoning. Some tracks are also just club hits. Not for anyone younger than 13.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Adult Written byNico9000 February 19, 2009

I nominate it for album of the year

This is a amazing album and apropriate for most ages. Sex:4 Not to bad just a few references. Violence: 5 In ignorant shit it has a few violence. Language:7 15 F-words, 20 uses of shit, 3 asses, 30 N-words and a few faggots.
Kid, 11 years old April 9, 2008

best cd ever!!!!!!!!!

if you have ever heard jay-z you haven't heard him like this before it is the best cd i have ever heard the violence has a message their is almost no sex in it their are a little bit of language i mean every song at least has a fu*k or a sh*t also some b*tches here and there and if you are offended by n*gger then this is not for you but it does in the end have a really good message to it anyway in all it is defiantly the best cd you could buy at this time