Intuition

Common Sense Media says

Versatile superstar's racy R&B album is loaded with sex.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence
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Sex

Replete with graphic descriptions of various sexual situations: "My knees are shakin' now / I'm bitin' the sheets / You lovin' me so good, so deep / You be freakin' me." Also: "Regular ain't in my vocabulary / When it comes to love makin', neither is missionary / Positions, girl pick one, better yet, some."

Language

Some hardcore swearing (f--k, n----r) crops up mostly in the rhymes of Foxx's guest artists, though it's not excessive overall.

Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

In the song "Overdose," Foxx compares his horrible feelings from a bad breakup to the crashing sensations of a drug overdose. "Blame It On the Alcohol" is all about getting drunk ("Blame it on the vodka, blame it on the henny") and having reckless sex.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while Jamie Foxx and his many collaborators rein in the swearing, the album includes lots of references to sex -- some of them really raunchy.

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What's the story?

The list of collaborators on INTUITION, the third album from Jamie Foxx, reads like a who's who of hot rappers and R&B artists: T.I., Kanye West, The Dream, Tricky, T-Pain, and more. Combined with Foxx's strong if not spectacular vocals, the skills of these producers and performers result in a mix of tracks ranging from bass-laden dance hooks to ultra-sensitive slow songs. Despite their different tempos, the tunes are lyrically similar, with most describing sex in some way, shape, or form.

Is it any good?

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Jamie Foxx the actor-singer is like Michael Jordan the basketball-baseball player: talented at both but outstanding at only one. This CD won't win Foxx an Album of the Year Grammy to sit alongside his Best Actor Oscar, but his smooth vocals, contagious bumps, and solid turns from guest artists make for several attention-grabbing tunes -- especially on the first half. The second half (which features fewer collaborators) is less refreshing than the first, though the two still share a common thread: sex. This theme pervades even the clean version of the CD, so it's not for younger children, period.

Families can talk about...

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  • references, explicit language, or other adult content to receive a

  • teen's stamp of approval. Is there a qualitative difference between

  • explicit and clean versions of the same song? Will teens get flack from

  • their friends by choosing a clean version over an explicit one?

Music details

Artist:Jamie Foxx
Release date:December 16, 2008
Label:J Records
Genre:R&B
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Teen, 14 years old Written bychevelleutd February 21, 2009
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great

great album
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