Music Reviews

"Fancy (feat. Charli XCX)" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Peppy electro-rap track has attitude, booze, and language.
By Iggy Azalea
(2014)
"Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Superstar team-up is explicit; clean version OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2013)
"We Own It (Fast & Furious)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Unoriginal pop-rap track is all about money, guns, cars.
By 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa
(2013)
"Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Empowering, positive rap track is mostly clean.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2013)
"Bow Down / I Been On" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Queen B demands respect, raps, and uses profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
"Started from the Bottom" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Megastar's return falls flat; edited version OK for teens.
By Drake
(2013)
"Love Me (ft. Future and Drake)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 18+
Terrible, explicit, and offensive lyrics objectify women.
By Lil Wayne
(2013)
LONG.LIVE.A$AP Music Poster Image
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age 17+
Excellent but explicit rap debut; lots of iffy content.
By A$AP Rocky
(2013)
"Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Rapper shops at Goodwill; hilarity and profanity ensue.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2012)
Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City Music Poster Image
age 15+
Poignant hip-hop is profound and inspirational but graphic.
By Kendrick Lamar
(2012)
"Let It Roll" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Clean, catchy club beat is fun but unoriginal.
By Flo Rida
(2012)
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Music Poster Image
age 16+
Confusing mix of shocking, vulgar rap & radio-friendly pop.
By Nicki Minaj
(2012)
"Back in Time" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Pop-rap single is OK for kids too young for MIB 3 movie.
By Pitbull
(2012)
"Wild Ones" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Hip-pop party anthem celebrates living on the edge, drinking
By Flo Rida, Sia
(2012)
"A** Back Home" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Despite crass title, hip-hop song has positive message.
By Gym Class Heroes
(2012)
"Rack City" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 18+
Hip-hop track is vulgar, unoriginal, and sexist.
By Tyga
(2011)
"Party Rock Anthem" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Club tune is all about partying and casual hookups.
By LMFAO
(2011)
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Music Poster Image
age 16+
Bleak, explicit messages overrun thoughtful hip-hop record.
By Kanye West
(2010)
Pink Friday Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 16+
Clever at times, but way too crass and violent for kids.
By Nicki Minaj
(2010)
"Just a Dream" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Honest, clean look back at a failed relationship.
By Nelly
(2010)

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