Music Reviews

csm_music
age 15+
 
Exuberant social commentary and party fun.
By Beastie Boys
(2004)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
age 15+
 
Rapper rewards sexiness with material things.
By T.I.
(2008)
age 15+
 
Partying 101 rap is dumb but not depraved.
By Asher Roth
(2009)
age 15+
 
Rapper sings about smoking pot to chase away the blues.
By Kid Cudi
(2009)
age 15+
 
Rapper takes aim at celebrity with his signature grit.
By Eminem
(2009)
age 15+
 
Tame rap complains about overuse of technology in music.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
age 15+
 
Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Explicit lyrics give Latin-flavored rap CD a strong bite.
By Pitbull
(2009)
age 15+
 
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
By Drake
(2009)
age 15+
 
A kinder, gentler Slim Shady. Still, not OK for kids/tweens.
By Eminem
(2009)
age 15+
 
Surprisingly positive single; edited version is OK for teens
By Eminem
(2010)
age 15+
 
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
age 15+
 
Domestic abuse single is too violent for most teens.
By Eminem
(2010)
age 15+
 
Drinking, sex mark steamy song from Step Up 3D soundtrack.
By Flo Rida
(2010)
age 15+
 
Money rules in explicit rap song; too mature for tweens.
By Wiz Khalifa
(2010)
age 15+
 
Mega-hits are edgy but tamer than most rap picks.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
age 15+
 
Club tune about hooking up gets too raunchy for young kids.
By David Guetta, Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj
(2011)
age 15+
 
Rap duo cuts aggressive, profanity-laced track.
By Bad Meets Evil
(2011)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Rap kingpins cut excellent but super-mature CD.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West
(2011)

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