Music Reviews

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 13+
 
Not quite as sexy as most RiRi tunes; OK for younger teens.
By Rihanna
(2012)
age 13+
 
R&B album is excellent; songs range from mellow to mature.
By Bruno Mars
(2011)
age 13+
 
RiRi's relationship goes sour in clean but mature track.
By Rihanna
(2011)
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age 13+
 
Diva's fourth CD is a little edgy but still OK for teens.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2011)
age 13+
 
Love song uses violent metaphors to describe feelings.
By Beyonce Knowles
(2011)
age 13+
 
No super-explicit lyrics, but lots of talk about casual sex.
By Enrique Iglesias, Lil Wayne, Usher
(2011)
age 13+
 
Intense song from usually sweet crooner has dark imagery.
By Bruno Mars
(2010)
age 13+
 
Clean, carefree fun is the topic of this R&B track.
By Jay Sean
(2010)
age 13+
 
Slick dance club tune is mature but not explicit.
By Usher
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Sexy song isn't graphic, but it's too steamy for tweens.
By Usher
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Mature themes, but not explicit; best for older teens.
By Usher
(2010)
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age 13+
 
R&B album is clean but lacks an appealing punch.
By Monica
(2010)
age 13+
 
The lyrics are OK for teens, but the sexist message is iffy.
By Taio Cruz
(2010)
age 13+
 
Not graphic, but too sexual for kids and tweens.
By Usher
(2009)
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age 13+
 
Sexy hip-hop doesn't get too explicit; OK for teens.
By Jay Sean
(2009)
age 13+
 
R&B crooner chronicles his painful divorce.
By Usher
(2009)
age 13+
 
R&B-style hip-hop love song is safe but not sophisticated.
By Soulja Boy
(2008)

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