Great album, but the age-appropriateness is mixed
I have now listened to the entire album. It's much less mature than Monkey Business and other hip-hop and rap albums, but it's still best for older teens. The album intro is fine for all ages. The Black Eyed Peas are pretty clean, so most of the songs aren't that graphic, but there are some. These are the songs. I Gotta Feeling: really cool and campy song. Very mild language includes "oh my God," but nothing high-level. Alcohol is mentioned. I'd say that this song is fine for 10 and up. Boom Boom Pow: another really cool and campy song. There are some mild to moderate lyrics, but nothing high-level. The word "sh*t" is used time to time, for example. I'd say that this song should be fine for 13 and up. 10-year-olds, attention. There is a clean version that should be fine for you. The language is censored. Meet Me Halfway: really cool song. This is basically a love song. But it's very clean and should be fine for all ages (in my opinion at least). Imma Be: really cool and campy song, but NOT for kids or younger teens. There are some strong sexual lyrics. Some moderate to strong language includes "n**ger," "n*gro," and “sh*t.” There is also a mild alcohol reference, but nothing graphic. I'd say this song is better for 15 and up. However, there is a clean version of this song that I feel should be fine for 10 and up. Rock That Body: another really cool and campy song. It sends a really good message about dancing to the groove, but there are some suggestive lyrics [nothing graphic (commonsensemedia.org)]. In my opinion, it should be OK for 12 and up. Missing You: another really good song. It's fairly serious, though. Also, there is one use of the phrase "shake your hips." Nothing that bad, though. I'd say this song is OK for 10 and up. Party All The Time: really good song, but with a bad message about partying and drinking all night, while sleeping all day. But there's no graphic content and I feel it should be OK for 14 and up. Now Generation: really cool song with good message, but there are still 2 uses of “a*s" and 1 use of "n*grito." I'd say this song is OK for 12 and up. Rockin’ To The Beat: really cool and campy song. The song is pretty clean, but it talks about dancing dirty with people you don't know. There is also use of the words “damn” and “a*s.” There's nothing too bad and I’d say this song is OK for 13 and up. Electric City: another really cool song. There is one moderate sexual reference, but nothing graphic. Infrequent use of mild to moderate language includes "b*tch," "d*ck," and "t*tty." I'd say this song is OK for 14 and up. Outta My Head: another really cool song. However, there is a bad message about drinking. Infrequent use of moderate to strong language includes "motherf**ker” and "sh*t." But there’s nothing terrible and I’d say this song is OK for 14 and up. Alive: another really good song. It's really clean, but they say "damn." I'd say this song is OK for 8 and up. One Tribe: another really good song with a great message in it. Parents, if you have kids who want to listen to this song, do NOT hide it from them, as they can learn a lot. Showdown: really cool and campy song. Just by the title, it may seem violent, but it's actually pretty light. However, there is one mild sexual reference, as well as 1 use of "sh*t." I'd say this song is OK for 11 and up. Ring-a-Ling: another really cool song. However, the main theme is sex. There is one explicit sexual reference. I'd say this song is better for 15 and up. Anyway, it's fun listening to those songs and I highly recommend them for Black Eyed Peas fans.