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Collision Course

Flawed but fun for older teens.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Sexist for sure, but the overall inter-band feeling is one of cooperation.


Some references to weapons.


Some sexual references.


Pretty strong language.


MTV tie-in!

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A couple of references.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that despite some strong language, this is an interesting collaboration between two very different musical worlds.

What's the story?

Watching the DVD portion of the COLLISION COURSE package, you can't help but notice a kind of unintentional sweetness that the artists -- Linkin Park and Jay-Z --bring to this collaboration. They are all visibly excited about the project and thrilled to be working together, and that attitude goes a long way toward making everything work. Fans may be disappointed that there are only six songs on the CD; others may feel that six is more than enough for a \"mashup\" novelty. Despite some strong language, the songs don't seem to really say much of anything lyrically. An edited version, though very clumsily done, is available for younger fans.

Is it any good?


The songs themselves are this CD's greatest weekness. Despite everyone's enthusiastic efforts, they sound self-conscious and somewhat forced. The heavy metal/hip-hop combo works well about half the time. The greatest strength is the obvious spirit of cooperation and camaraderie, which comes across vividly in the DVD section. If pop music gave a "Miss Congeniality" award, this CD (or, more accurately, the spirit in which it was recorded) would be a serious contender.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether performers' enthusiasm plays into the success of a CD. Also, are there other unusual "mashup" combinations out there?

Music details

Artists:Jay-Z, Linkin Park
Release date:November 30, 2004
Label:Warner Brothers
Genre:Alternative Rock
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 14 years old Written bycheedarcheez December 3, 2009


I like linkin park's music alot. And i like Jay-Z as well so i like this album. But this has some strong language. It has some sexual content. So basically its nott for little kids.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 11 year old Written bycorneater January 22, 2010

explict lyrics that would probably fit older taste

I really liked the cd. Linkin Park is a phenomenal unique band that expresses their luv 4 rap and metal into one genre: nu-metal. J-Z sounds swaggerish in the songs too and they have an extra funky blend for anyone who is open to rockin' twists! LP/J-Z R CORNEATERS!!!!! that is a good thing! LP 4 LIFE!!!!!
Teen, 14 years old Written bysensibledude123 April 19, 2012

Great!, but watch for language.

i dont know what they're talking about!!, this "mashup" was a great mix of Jay z and linkin park that definently changed the way I looked at the bands... positively! the only things that might concern others would be the language and sexual drinking referances, depending on your child.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking