Music Reviews

"Not Afraid" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Surprisingly positive single; edited version is OK for teens
By Eminem
(2010)
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"Billionaire" (single featuring Bruno Mars) Music Poster Image
age 13+
Edited version of reggae-rap tune is OK for younger teens.
By Travie McCoy
(2010)
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"I'm Back" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 16+
Boring, violent rap with lots of the n-word.
By T.I.
(2010)
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Battle of the Sexes Music Poster Image
age 18+
Entertaining but over-sexed hip-hop LP is for adults only.
By Ludacris
(2010)
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"Over" (CD single) Music Poster Image
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age 14+
Rap song is filled with profanity; look for edited version.
By Drake
(2010)
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Rebirth Music Poster Image
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age 18+
Rockin' new sound for rapper, same old misbehaving. No kids.
By Lil Wayne
(2010)
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We Are Young Money Music Poster Image
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age 18+
Rap CD is not only explicit and offensive but also boring.
By Young Money
(2010)
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Hell Breaks Loose (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
A kinder, gentler Slim Shady. Still, not OK for kids/tweens.
By Eminem
(2009)
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Before I Self Destruct Music Poster Image
age 18+
Violent rap release is for adult Fiddy fans only.
By 50 Cent
(2009)
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"Forever" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
By Drake
(2009)
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"Empire State of Mind" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Jay-Z's love letter to the Big Apple; some drug references.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
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So Far Gone Music Poster Image
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age 14+
Hot MC's raps mix self-reflection with graphic sex talk.
By Drake
(2009)
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The Blueprint 3 Music Poster Image
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age 14+
Rapper battles -- but mostly steers clear of -- sex, drugs.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
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Rebelution Music Poster Image
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age 15+
Explicit lyrics give Latin-flavored rap CD a strong bite.
By Pitbull
(2009)
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"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)
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"Best I Ever Had" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
By Drake
(2009)
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"Every Girl" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 18+
Over-the-top dirty song about sex with multiple partners.
By Young Money
(2009)
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"Make Her Say" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 16+
Skilled rapper cops out with swearing, sex talk, bragging.
By Kid Cudi
(2009)
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"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)
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Relapse Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 18+
Social value lost in glorification of pills, rape, murder.
By Eminem
(2009)
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