Music Reviews

"Berzerk" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Slim Shady roars back with rhymes, disses, and profanity.
By Eminem
(2013)
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Yeezus Music Poster Image
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age 18+
Rap icon's album is unique but aggressive and explicit.
By Kanye West
(2013)
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"Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Rapper shops at Goodwill; hilarity and profanity ensue.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2012)
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"Starships" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Another edgy, crass song from rap queen; older teens and up.
By Nicki Minaj
(2012)
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"Ni--as in Paris" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Rap titans brag about money, girls, fame in explicit tune.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West
(2011)
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"We R Who We R" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Club track glorifies partying; catchy, but not for kids.
By Ke$ha
(2010)
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"Love the Way You Lie" (single featuring Rihanna) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Domestic abuse single is too violent for most teens.
By Eminem
(2010)
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Recovery Music Poster Image
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age 18+
Despite Em's new sobriety, CD is still too intense for kids.
By Eminem
(2010)
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"Young Forever" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
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"Not Afraid" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Surprisingly positive single; edited version is OK for teens
By Eminem
(2010)
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"Rude Boy" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Sexier-than-usual Rihanna single is too hot for kids!
By Rihanna
(2010)
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"Forever" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
By Drake
(2009)
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"Run This Town" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)
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Scream Aim Fire Music Poster Image
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age 15+
Edgy metal/punk is graphic but has a sensitive side.
By Bullet for My Valentine
(2008)
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Paper Trail Music Poster Image
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age 18+
Smooth raps, mature lyrics, lots of the N-word.
By T.I.
(2008)
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"Dead and Gone" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Rapper uses brutal imagery in call to end street violence.
By T.I.
(2008)
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All Hope Is Gone Music Poster Image
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age 18+
Hardcore, sometimes violent metal with a message.
By Slipknot
(2008)
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Tha Carter III Music Poster Image
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age 18+
Creative rhyming with sex and swearing.
By Lil Wayne
(2008)
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Minutes to Midnight Music Poster Image
age 15+
Angst-ridden rock is dark and depressing.
By Linkin Park
(2007)
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Late Night Special Music Poster Image
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age 18+
Soul sound saturated with raunch.
By Pretty Ricky
(2007)
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