Music Reviews

To The 5 Boroughs Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 15+
Exuberant social commentary and party fun.
By Beastie Boys
(2004)
Public Warning Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 15+
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
"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)
Rebelution Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 15+
Explicit lyrics give Latin-flavored rap CD a strong bite.
By Pitbull
(2009)
"Young Forever" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
The Hits Collection Vol. 1 Music Poster Image
age 15+
Mega-hits are edgy but tamer than most rap picks.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
Watch the Throne Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 15+
Rap kingpins cut excellent but super-mature CD.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West
(2011)
Take Care Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 15+
Graphic yet thoughtful rap album is a cut above the rest.
By Drake
(2011)
"Whatever You Like" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Rapper rewards sexiness with material things.
By T.I.
(2008)
"We Made You" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Rapper takes aim at celebrity with his signature grit.
By Eminem
(2009)
"Day 'N' Nite" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Rapper sings about smoking pot to chase away the blues.
By Kid Cudi
(2009)
"D.O.A. (Death of Autotune)" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Tame rap complains about overuse of technology in music.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
"Forever" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
By Drake
(2009)
Hell Breaks Loose (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
A kinder, gentler Slim Shady. Still, not OK for kids/tweens.
By Eminem
(2009)
"Not Afraid" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Surprisingly positive single; edited version is OK for teens
By Eminem
(2010)
"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)
"Club Can't Handle Me" (single featuring David Gueta) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Drinking, sex mark steamy song from Step Up 3D soundtrack.
By Flo Rida
(2010)
"Where Them Girls At" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Club tune about hooking up gets too raunchy for young kids.
By David Guetta, Flo Rida, Nicki Minaj
(2011)
"Lighters" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Rap duo cuts aggressive, profanity-laced track.
By Bad Meets Evil
(2011)
"Strange Clouds" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Unusually explicit song from typically clean rapper.
By B.o.B., Lil Wayne
(2011)

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