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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Nasty, racist, sexist, and misogynist.


Some violent images.


Very explicit.




Lots of brand names mentioned.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Some references to drugs and drinking.

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.

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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.

Music details

Release date:November 16, 2004
Parental advisory:Yes
Edited version available:Yes

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Parent of a 1, 10, 14, and 17 year old Written bySystemOfANintendo October 30, 2010

I agree with the other person who reviewed.

He/she stole the words out of my mouth. Chingy freaking sucks. So does Ludacris, in my opinion.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byForknose April 9, 2008

MTV sure likes to pormotes great "music"

I would hardly call Chingy a musician. He is bland, he has bad lyrics, and he has a bad message. If you want a good rap album with wit and catchiness and interesting topics then try any one of the two Streets albums or if you want something "gangsta" try some old stuff such as Run-D.M.C.or the Beastie Boys or if you want something catchy try the Gorillaz(if you consider them rap) or if you want something different try Cibo Matto.


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