What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is sexist, misogynist, and unilaterally offensive. Worst of all, it lacks any sign of the cleverness or social commentary that can make explicit rap music worth the trouble.
What's the story?
Chingy's bad manners have intensified in the wake of his financial success, and the result is another stunningly nasty -- not to mention boring -- album.
Is it any good?
On "Give Em Some Mo" and "I Do," he brags about being a young Donald Trump and sings lovingly about his new cars. Then he goes on to initiate a conversation with a body part on "Make That Ass Talk," taking the objectification of young women to an all-new low. There's no lyrical cleverness, musical integrity, or astute social consciousness to make any of this boring album worth the trouble. Your kids can write better songs, guaranteed.
R. Kelly and Janet Jackson provide heavily promoted cameos that don't help much. The skits are bland and stupid; the songs are mediocre and monotonous. "Leave With Me," the one rhythmically interesting dance track, is not worth the price of admission.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about craftsmanship in rap music. Tell your kids they can write better songs, and challenge them to give it a try.