Music Reviews

The College Dropout Music Poster Image
age 17+
Packs edgy emotional wallop; best for older teens.
By Kanye West
(2004)
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Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine Music Poster Image
age 16+
Positive messages; suitable for older teens only.
By Cee-Lo Green
(2004)
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The Rising Tied Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Classic hip-hop with a message -- for older teens.
By Fort Minor
(2005)
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Exit 13 Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Mainstream rapper proves he's still hardcore.
By LL Cool J
(2008)
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"No Love" (CD single featuring Lil Wayne) Music Poster Image
age 16+
Powerful but explicit song is best for older teens.
By Eminem, Lil Wayne
(2010)
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The Black Album Music Poster Image
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age 17+
There's a lot for parents to be cautious about.
By Jay-Z
(2003)
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Kamikaze Music Poster Image
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age 17+
A solid CD, but absolutely not for kids.
By Twista
(2004)
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Kiss of Death Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Strong profanity buries substance; not for kids.
By Jadakiss
(2004)
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Encore Music Poster Image
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age 17+
Angry potty mouth, but with genius; not for kids.
By Eminem
(2004)
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Press Play Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Diddy succeeds with some help from his Rolodex.
By Diddy
(2006)
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Kingdom Come Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Inconsistent "comeback" full of big-name cameos.
By Jay-Z
(2006)
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Boy in Da Corner Music Poster Image
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age 16+
For older teens who like underground hip-hop.
By Dizzee Rascal
(2004)
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Food & Liquor Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Violent imagery, but lyrically provocative.
By Lupe Fiasco
(2006)
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Seeing Sounds Music Poster Image
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age 16+
New take on genre is still a bit misogynistic.
By N.E.R.D.
(2008)
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"Crack a Bottle" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 17+
Violent, misogynistic, and alcohol-soaked rap.
By 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2009)
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"I Get It In" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 16+
Fiddy raps about being a drunk and not much else.
By 50 Cent
(2009)
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"Sugar" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 16+
Rap song uses candy metaphor to get graphic about sex.
By Flo Rida
(2009)
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"Birthday Sex" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 16+
A very frank proposal for the guest of honor's special day.
By Jeremih
(2009)
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"That's All She Wrote" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 16+
Gripping rap song is bleak, explicit; older teens only.
By Eminem, T.I.
(2010)
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Rolling Papers Music Poster Image
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age 16+
Drugs, drinking mar innovative rap record.
By Wiz Khalifa
(2011)
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