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Maria Dinoia, Common Sense Media
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Timberlake soundalike loves to talk about sex.

Parents say

age 10+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 8 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this music.

Positive Messages

Puts a lot of emphasis on a woman's looks and enhanced body parts.

Violence

"Hold your guns, if they is hella hating."

Sex

Sexual content is strong and there is some reference to sex -- direct or not -- in almost every song.

Language
Consumerism

A bunch of brands are mentioned: Jordans, Ray-Ban, Dickie, Gucci, Tivo, Nike, Nikon, Lamborghini, McDonald's.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

"Hold your drinks up, like you was celebrating."

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although this CD has mostly innocent overtones about love, there's also a bit of more explicit sexual content such as talking about women's body types and parts ("I'm in love with double D cups") and getting with someone.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bysoulja girl April 9, 2008
Adult Written byJulia from Sweden July 16, 2012

avoid fallen angel

"fallen angel" might be about satanism. be careful. otherwise ok. "forever" was originally written as a commercial jingle for doublemint gum... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
Teen, 14 years old Written byharleynakoa14 April 9, 2008

Good, but for older kids...

I love this Album, but it does say the D word a couple times, like in the song picture perfect, and other songs. Also it does have alot of sexual content so i t... Continue reading

What's the story?

Chris Brown, all of 18 years old, has matured since his last album -- as he shows on EXCLUSIVE, singing mostly about his fondness and appreciation of the ladies. Romance abounds on the love-infused "With You" ("With every kiss and every hug/You make me fall in love/And now I know I can't be the only one"), for example. He also gets help from a who's who of the music world (Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am, OutKast's Big Boi, and T-Pain).

Is it any good?

Brown's sophomore effort lives up to the hype he's generated since the release of his first CD more than two years ago. But it's more than just hype -- it's a collection of 16 solid R&B songs and rhythmic dance tracks that just might melt the hearts of teenage girls everywhere.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how teen artists mature. Has Chris Brown's music changed much from when he was 16 and released his first album? Does age come into play when writing and singing songs? Should an 18-year-old be singing about different things than a 30-year-old?

Music details

  • Artist: Chris Brown
  • Release date: November 6, 2007
  • Label: Jive Records
  • Genre: R&B
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No

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