As a hip-hop head, I have much love and respect for Kanye. Even if he is a total jerk and the most egotistical person of the last decade, he makes some of the best music of the decade. Yeezus is another step forward into the future for Kanye. Sonically, this album is literally in the future. When you turn this album on, you will hear what is basically a hip-hop/EDM gumbo. As the album progresses, you hear a ton of egotistical lyrics and a ton of futuristic beats. The production is pretty good in my opinion, but it isn't exactly for all tastes. Kanye's lyrics were not as good as we wanted though. His subject matter transitioned between interesting and thought provoking to ignorant and egotistical. It really was a letdown considering that Kanye's previous album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, was a masterpiece, but this album was good. Not great, but not terrible.
The content on this album was somewhat iffy. It was definitely more intense than The College Dropout and 808's & Heartbreak, but it wasn't on the levels of Tyler, the Creator or D12. The biggest issue on this album is the profanity. It is a hip-hop album, so you will hear tons of uses of "f--k", "s--t", "p---y", "d--k", the "N" word, "b-tch", "a-s", "d-mn", etc.. The second biggest issue is the sexual content. As the CSM review demonstrated, I'm In It was the most explicit track on this album. Lines like "I'm eating Asian p---y all I need is sweet and sour sauce", "I put my fist in her like a civil rights sign", and "Your p---y's too good, I need to crash/Your t-tties let them out, free at last" simply will not go over a kid's head. Your kid has to be mature to handle some of the misogyny/distastefulness on this album. Violence really isn't an issue at all, and the drinking, drugs and smoking isn't too much either. Some references to liquor, marijuana, Molly, and ecstacy, but it is more of a "know your kid" situation. Overall, I'd recommend this album for 15+. If your 14 year old is really mature and can handle the explicit material of this LP, let them listen to it. It probably won't attract many 14 year olds due to the strange and unique sound though. This album is more for Kanye's core fans. So 15+ is my recommendation.