Hurt No More

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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In the mood for cheatin' songs? This CD is for you!

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age 12+
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Positive Messages

It's all OK except for the "N" word, which shows up far too often for a lot of comfort levels.


No violence.


Only one song is very explicit; the rest is pleasant pop/R&B.


One song, "Pretty Girl Bulls**t," goes all out to earn this CD its parental advisory sticker.


An insert promotes Sean John clothing, available at Bloomingdales. Several brand names are mentioned on one song.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Nothing obvious.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the songs on this album obsessively explore the theme of infidelity, from just about every angle. Except for "Pretty Girl Bulls**t," the lyrics are mostly mild.

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Teen, 14 years old Written bygolder October 28, 2009

What's the story?

Mario Winans wears a large cross in his cover photo (over the \"Bad Boy Athletics\" Sean John tank top he just happened to throw on that day -- completely coincidentally there is an insert advertising the fact that Sean John fashions will soon be available at Bloomingdales) and thanks God first in the acknowledgments on HURT NO MORE. Most of this album does sound like exactly what it is -- a good boy branching out a bit from his legacy as the descendant of a famous Detroit gospel music family. A talented drummer and veteran producer and songwriter, Winans steps out from behind the mixing board to strut his own stuff, and mostly does it very well. He has the looks and voice of a full-tilt R&B heartthrob.

Is it any good?

Most of the lyrics are heartbroken pleas to a cheating sweetheart. But the "N" word is used too often for many people's comfort level, and one song, "Pretty Girl Bulls**t" pulls out all the stops in an effort to be offensive in every possible way, earning the album its crucial parental advisory credentials. The rest is sweet and soulful music performed by an extremely talented performer who has what it takes to go the distance, if he can get comfortable with himself and give up the hip-hop posturing.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the CD's focus on cheating. In many of the lyrics, Winans begs his cheating girlfriend to stay. Ask your kids what they think about this. Do they believe that an unfaithful partner deserves another chance? Why or why not?

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