A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that although a lot of the lyrics are tame by today's rap standards, this compilation still includes some sexually-charged tracks. There's nothing repulsive, but the playful lyrics do get sexually graphic on some songs. The ladies also do seem fixated with men in general. Kids might know of the famous group from The Salt-N-Pepa Show on VH1.
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What's the story?
The girls of Salt-N-Pepa are back to introduce a new generation to their old-school hip-hop tracks. The album contains 11 of the group's most popular tracks from the last two decades. Parents will probably recognize such classics as \"Push It\" and \"Let's Talk About Sex,\" but there are also some lesser known singles on the album, including such gems as \"R U Ready\" and \"Shake Your Thang.\"
Is it any good?
Salt-N-Pepa was one of the first female rap groups and sadly there have been few to follow in their footsteps. No history of hip-hop is complete without a reference to these trailblazing ladies. On this album, listeners can recap all of the group's hits that are easy to listen to -- and even more fun to sing along with. Although many of the songs are sexually-themed and somewhat inappropriate for younger ears, they do a fairly good job of empowering women by rapping realistically and respectfully.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how rap and hip-hop styles have changed over the years. Many of the tracks on this album are more than 20 years old. Do the songs hold up to today's standards or are they dated? Also, how do Salt-N-Pepa differ from male rappers? Do they both use similar subject matter, lyrical stylings, and beats?