Music Reviews

AGE
15
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Intriguing punk-rap operetta for older teens.
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By The Streets
(2004)
AGE
15
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Indie/country-folk/rock from a precocious talent.
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By Bright Eyes
(2005)
AGE
15
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Violent imagery, but lyrically provocative.
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By Lupe Fiasco
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
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By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Grand garage rock that's dark and dramatic.
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By Phantom Planet
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rapper rewards sexiness with material things.
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By T.I.
(2008)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rapper sings about smoking pot to chase away the blues.
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By Kid Cudi
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rapper takes aim at celebrity with his signature grit.
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By Eminem
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Tame rap complains about overuse of technology in music.
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By Jay-Z
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
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By Drake
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
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By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Explicit lyrics give Latin-flavored rap CD a strong bite.
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By Pitbull
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
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By Drake
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
A kinder, gentler Slim Shady. Still, not OK for kids/tweens.
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By Eminem
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rap song is filled with profanity; look for edited version.
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By Drake
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Surprisingly positive single; edited version is OK for teens
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By Eminem
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
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By Jay-Z
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Drinking, sex mark steamy song from Step Up 3D soundtrack.
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By Flo Rida
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Money rules in explicit rap song; too mature for tweens.
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By Wiz Khalifa
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mega-hits are edgy but tamer than most rap picks.
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By Jay-Z
(2010)

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