Step Up 2: The Streets Soundtrack

Common Sense Media says

Urban music gets a wee sexy on the dance floor.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

Lots of playa talk and talk about the club scene, dancing, sexual innuendo.

Violence

Nothing explicit: the song "Church" refers to fighting, but no graphic words or details ("I then turn into rude dude man/why you had to mess up the night/now we got to fight/I'm a knock out ya lights").

Sex

Some sexual lyrics, playa talk, strip club dancing: "So sexual/she was flexible professional," "I threw her legs on my shoulders/had to fold her like a pornography poster," "tattoo above her crack," "Even if you like to flirt/lift up your skirt," "make love to each other after we play fight," "sex so good I can freak you in my sleep." There's a girl moaning on "Ching-a-ling."

Language

Original songs have vulgar language, but this CD is edited, virtually clean of obscenities. There are minor words like "damn."

Consumerism

References to alcohol, shoe, car, and soap brands; other celebrities are mentioned.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Lots of talk about the club/bar scene and drinking: "drunk off Remy and Sprite," "Henny and cola," and "Patron on the rocks."

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this soundtrack contains edited versions of the original songs, so there is virtually no vulgar language other than a "damn" here and there. There is, however, several instances of sexual lyrics and talk about the club scene.

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What's the story?

STEP UP 2: THE STREETS is the sequel to the dance battle movie Step Up. For all those urban dance fanatics, the soundtrack is a worthy compilation. It features two new Missy Elliott songs, the uber-popular single "Low" by Flo Rida, and recent hits from Trey Songz, Akon, Plies, Cupid, and more.

Is it any good?

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Get ready to "Shake your Pom Pom" when you pop in this CD. Even if you aren't a fan of this type of music, you can't help but get into the groove with the booty-boppin' beats and dance rhythms that make up the soundtrack. Most of the songs are indeed about dancing and gettin' down oh so "low low low low." There's the popular, bumpin' tracks like "Low" and Cupid's "369," as well as the slow, grinding grooves found in heartthrob Enrique Iglesias' "Push" and Cassie's sweet and innocent airy pop in "Is it You."

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Music details

Artist:Various Artists
Release date:February 5, 2008
Label:Atlantic
Genre:Soundtrack
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Adult Written bystawberryluv April 9, 2008
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it was outstanding i luv it so did my friends it was alsome it was better than the frist one
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008
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I danced for hours !

I think it has a good rythem and style for kids 7-? but i dont think some not might like it
Teen, 15 years old Written byDecember April 9, 2008
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