The Sound of Revenge

Music review by
Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Common Sense Media
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Sexist, violent -- dull even. Sound off.

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

Positive Messages

Sexist and racist language: the n-word is used repeatedly.


Lots of violent imagery, including repeated gunfire sound effects.


Explicit and leering appreciation of women's body parts.


Every four-letter word you can think of.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

A couple of references to crack.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the songs on this album include violent images and sound effects, including machine-gun fire. When the lyrics mention sex, women's body parts are explicitly mentioned in leering appreciation. Besides the sexist talk, the n-word and four-letter curses flow freely.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byasboyouth2006 April 9, 2008

what are you talking about?

chamillionair is a very talented young rapper who although he borrows a few styles from fiddy he ogives 50 cent a run for his money.the lyrics arent that brutal... Continue reading
Adult Written bydylanis21 April 9, 2008

wtf common sense media!!!

why do common sense media always lie.this album is not as bad as they has a few n words and like a few f words and a few s words but never Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byTrexon August 4, 2010

As usual, good for people of any age who can handle it...

Well, I normally hate rap, but chamillionaire is a exception. I love this album, the gunshot sounds aren't a problem, and the only one with anything to wor... Continue reading
Kid, 11 years old September 9, 2009
Expletives such as "n-gg-r", "g-dd-mn", "sh-t", "f-ck", "-ss", "b-tch", "wh-r-", "c-c... Continue reading

What's the story?

If you took away the lead vocals on THE SOUND OF REVENGE, as well as the machine-gun sound effects, you'd have an album of beautifully produced instrumental tracks that would make any hip-hop artist proud. The problem with this CD from Chamillionaire is a combination of lyrics and vocal delivery. Aggressive while also sounding somehow lackluster, Chamillionaire takes a very long time to say very little. The content isn't only boring but also racist, sexist, and violent.

Is it any good?

The performances are monotonous; the songs all tediously long. It's too bad, because someone involved in this CD had some taste and production finesse. The instrumental tracks are wonderful -- they bubble along under Chamillionaire's unappealing vocals with energy, imagination, and passion. But unfortunately there's no redeeming social or literary value, words are used for shock value only, and the message ends up sounding both arrogant and ignorant rather than exciting or even socially conscious.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about chameleons and find all the "chameleon puns" in the lyrics. What is a chameleon, and why do you think Chamillionaire likes the image so much? Why do you think he's chosen to include so much violence and racist, sexist language in his work?

Music details

  • Artist: Chamillionaire
  • Release date: November 22, 2005
  • Label: Umvd
  • Genre: Hip-hop
  • Parental advisory: Yes
  • Edited version available: Yes
  • Last updated: July 14, 2015

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