Music Reviews

age 14+
 
Peppy electro-rap track has attitude, booze, and language.
By Iggy Azalea
(2014)
age 14+
 
Superstar team-up is explicit; clean version OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2013)
age 13+
 
Unoriginal pop-rap track is all about money, guns, cars.
By 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa
(2013)
age 13+
 
Empowering, positive rap track is mostly clean.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2013)
age 13+
 
Queen B demands respect, raps, and uses profanity.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
age 15+
 
Megastar's return falls flat; edited version OK for teens.
By Drake
(2013)
age 18+
 
Terrible, explicit, and offensive lyrics objectify women.
By Lil Wayne
(2013)
csm_music
age 17+
 
Excellent but explicit rap debut; lots of iffy content.
By A$AP Rocky
(2013)
age 15+
 
Rapper shops at Goodwill; hilarity and profanity ensue.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2012)
age 15+
 
Poignant hip-hop is profound and inspirational but graphic.
By Kendrick Lamar
(2012)
age 12+
 
Clean, catchy club beat is fun but unoriginal.
By Flo Rida
(2012)
age 16+
 
Confusing mix of shocking, vulgar rap & radio-friendly pop.
By Nicki Minaj
(2012)
age 10+
 
Pop-rap single is OK for kids too young for MIB 3 movie.
By Pitbull
(2012)
age 15+
 
Hip-pop party anthem celebrates living on the edge, drinking
By Flo Rida, Sia
(2012)
age 12+
 
Despite crass title, hip-hop song has positive message.
By Gym Class Heroes
(2012)
age 18+
 
Hip-hop track is vulgar, unoriginal, and sexist.
By Tyga
(2011)
age 14+
 
Club tune is all about partying and casual hookups.
By LMFAO
(2011)
csm_music
age 16+
 
Clever at times, but way too crass and violent for kids.
By Nicki Minaj
(2010)
age 16+
 
Bleak, explicit messages overrun thoughtful hip-hop record.
By Kanye West
(2010)
age 12+
 
Honest, clean look back at a failed relationship.
By Nelly
(2010)

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