Powerballin'

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Parents say

age 16+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

Nasty, racist, sexist, and misogynist.

Violence

Some violent images.

Sex

Very explicit.

Language

Offensive.

Consumerism

Lots of brand names mentioned.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Some references to drugs and drinking.

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
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.
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 intere... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byspeyan727 September 11, 2018

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.

Talk to your kids 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

  • Artist: Chingy
  • Release date: November 16, 2004
  • Label: Capitol
  • Genre: Rap
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes

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