Jackpot

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Lackluster performances and writing -- and sexist.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Childish and sexist.

Violence

A few references.

Sex

Very explicit.

Language

Very strong.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

A few references.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the CD is sexist and the profanity is excessive (the edited version is done clumsily, leaving no doubt as to what words have been left out). But the worst thing about this CD is that it is mind-numbingly boring, a really good one to skip. The performances are so-so and the writing ranges from lackluster to just plain bad -- your teens won't have a hard time finding better rap.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byLoriel April 9, 2008

Wish I'd saved my money for something else

This was OK, but not great. Some songs are pointless and dumb. I wanted it because a friend said it was good, but when I played it I was disappointed. The songs... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 11, 2018

What's the story?

JACKPOT, Chingy's debut effort, is one of the most mind-numbingly boring CDs released in 2003. "Holidae In," featuring Snoop Dog and Ludacris, isn't quite enough to elevate the CD even to the level of sort-of-interesting. The edited CD is done clumsily, leaving no doubt as to what words have been left out. Skits with titles like "F*ck Dat N*gga," apparently intended to provide comic relief, fall flat. A video DVD, included in the "Enhanced" package, is pointlessly sexist throughout.

Is it any good?

The performances on this CD are so-so and the writing ranges from lackluster to just plain bad -- your teens won't have a hard time finding better rap. Chingy has the good looks of a movie-star heartthrob, perhaps the only reason he ever got to make a CD at all. Maybe a lucrative modeling career is in his future, if he can learn to keep his mouth shut.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why teens want to listen to a CD like this at all, given the poor musical quality.

Music details

  • Artist: Chingy
  • Release date: July 15, 2003
  • Label: Capitol
  • Genre: Rap
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes

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