A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that strong imagery, evocative and visual, with lots of explicit sex, make this a CD that is definitely not for everyone (and definitely not for kids).
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What's the story?
Monotonous rhythm tracks detract from the powerful imagery of the lyrics on Nas' STREET DISCIPLE, and the double CD includes many songs that feel like filler, begging the question: Why not release a single CD, with only the best of the artist's new songs instead of this bloated double-barreled blast? But the length of this incredibly tedious album is not its only problem. The songs boast some very poetic and visual imagery, but are performed in a jaded monotone that negates their visceral power. Lyrics often seem calculated to shock for the heck of it, rather than to make any kind of a real point. Sexual images (and there are a lot of them) are very specific, graphic, and somehow nasty.