Music Reviews

csm_music
age 18+
 
Smooth raps, mature lyrics, lots of the N-word.
By T.I.
(2008)
age 15+
 
Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)
age 16+
 
Powerful but explicit song is best for older teens.
By Eminem, Lil Wayne
(2010)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Rap moguls' semi-explicit track has tons of swagger.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West
(2011)
age 18+
 
Interesting, but not for anyone younger than 17.
By Snoop Dogg
(2004)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Club heavy beats don't mask iffy messages.
By Flo Rida
(2008)
age 18+
 
Hardcore rap combines a little good with the bad.
By Styles P
(2007)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Social commentary underneath violence, swearing.
By Ice Cube
(2008)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Some social commentary; too much sex, violence.
By Young Jeezy
(2008)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Rap icon's album is unique but aggressive and explicit.
By Kanye West
(2013)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Some profanity and sex, but substance as well.
By The Black Eyed Peas
(2003)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Bow Wow attempts to prove he's no longer a kid.
By Bow Wow
(2005)
csm_music
age 16+
 
Violent imagery, but lyrically provocative.
By Lupe Fiasco
(2006)
age 15+
 
Rapper rewards sexiness with material things.
By T.I.
(2008)
age 14+
 
Kings of rap rein in the language – a little.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, T.I.
(2008)
age 17+
 
Violent, misogynistic, and alcohol-soaked rap.
By 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2009)
age 16+
 
Fiddy raps about being a drunk and not much else.
By 50 Cent
(2009)
age 15+
 
Rapper takes aim at celebrity with his signature grit.
By Eminem
(2009)
age 15+
 
Rapper sings about smoking pot to chase away the blues.
By Kid Cudi
(2009)
csm_music
age 17+
 
A solid CD, but absolutely not for kids.
By Twista
(2004)

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