Jackpot

 
Lackluster performances and writing -- and sexist.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

Childish and sexist.

Violence

A few references.

Sex

Very explicit.

Language

Very strong.

Consumerism
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

A few references.

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.

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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?

QUALITY
 

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.

Families can talk 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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Adult Written byLoriel April 9, 2008
age 13+
 

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 get old quick.

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