Sexist, misogynist, violent, and boring rap.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Sexist and racist language: The "N" word is used repeatedly.


Many graphic references to guns and violence ("any motherf--ker touch me, I'll murder him" is a milder sentiment) and gunshot sound effects.


A lot of explicitly sexist -- even more than sexy -- imagery. "You squeal like a little girl you pitiful, chill/We gon' f--k, I just popped this little blue pill...And let me s--t on ya chest and if some pee comes out/Just guzzle it down, just guzzle it down."


Every four-letter word you can think of.


Car brands are mentioned; CD package contains ads for Trilla, Pontiac, G Unit footwear, ringtones and wallpaper, and, um, vitamin water.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

"Smokin' that yak" (crack) and "I drop a bag off" are just a few of the drug references.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this rapper's new offering is sexist, misogynist ("we gonna share the same bitch, I go first"), violent (gunshot sound effects and much, much, more), riddled with drug references ("I drop a bag off" at every opportunity), filled with product mentions -- but also tedious and unimaginative.

What's the story?

Listening to 50 Cent's CURTIS, it's only natural to expect at least a line or two of soulful songwriting. Unfortunately, 17 tracks' worth of monotone posturing offers up loads of (very sexist) sex, drugs, and violent -- oh, wait, don't forget homophobic and racist -- party fun, but no poetry. Well, never mind. At least the guy can put a song across, right? Well, actually, he's got a pretty tedious take on that too.

Is it any good?


With a vocal range of about five notes and stunningly repetitive tracks, 50 Cent isn't exactly what you'd call a crooner. Lines like "we gonna share the same bitch, I go first" aren't likely to make this a hit with the ladies, and the many, many references to gun play (including visceral sound effects) won't go over at Grandma's house. Add four-letter words, racist language, and matter-of-fact references to drugs, and this starts looking like a really good one to skip.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why so many rappers have to be shocking in order to gain attention. Could they get their point across as vividly with milder language? Aside from shock value, what do they accomplish artistically by pushing the envelope in this way? Families can also talk about what qualities make a CD exceptionally boring, despite obviously provocative content. Is it limited vocal range? A lot of thematic and lyrical repetition? What's your favorite song, by any artist? How could you "50-Cent" it up and make it really, really boring?

Music details

Artist:50 Cent
Release date:September 11, 2007
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Adult Written bytheyarpguy April 9, 2008

Good Music But Not For Young Kids

This album has a few good songs, but is not as good as his new rival (kanye wests) new album. This album is best for kids ages 15 and up, it features language such as (Sh*t, Fu*k, damn,ass, bitch, hell, bastard). It also has sexual references and language (whore, ho, slut, along with innuendo). The N word is also used and there is alot of drug content.
Adult Written bygeo51288 April 9, 2008

A Very Bad CD.

The Name to 50 Cent's new Album it's very bad for kids.
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

My ears are bleading!!

Looks like "Fiddy" hasn't changed at all since his last CD. Still demeaning women, still cursing his mouth off, and still drug-obsessing! Maybe there is one or two good songs, but he just can't keep the curses behind his teeth. Believe me, it gets very uncomfortable listening to this with your mother. VERY!


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