Music Reviews

csm_music
age 3+
 
Gentle folk classics for tots and parents.
By Dan Zanes
(2002)
age 8+
 
A rousing rendition of America's folk tradition.
By B2K, Bruce Springsteen
(2006)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Intelligence and humor, explicitly delivered.
By Ludacris
(2006)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Smooth raps, mature lyrics, lots of the N-word.
By T.I.
(2008)
age 18+
 
Cerebral but raunchy concept album from skilled rapper.
By Ludacris
(2008)
age 18+
 
Biggie biopic offers old X-rated hits.
By Various Artists
(2009)
age 18+
 
Entertaining but over-sexed hip-hop LP is for adults only.
By Ludacris
(2010)
age 14+
 
Intriguing punk-rap operetta for older teens.
By The Streets
(2004)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
age 14+
 
Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
By Drake
(2009)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Explicit lyrics give Latin-flavored rap CD a strong bite.
By Pitbull
(2009)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Rapper battles -- but mostly steers clear of -- sex, drugs.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
age 17+
 
Packs edgy emotional wallop; best for older teens.
By Kanye West
(2004)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Exuberant social commentary and party fun.
By Beastie Boys
(2004)
csm_music
age 16+
 
Mainstream rapper proves he's still hardcore.
By LL Cool J
(2008)
age 16+
 
Positive messages; suitable for older teens only.
By Cee-Lo Green
(2004)
csm_music
age 11+
 
Squeaky-clean but viable rap music.
By Mase
(2004)
age 2+
 
A great sampler of classic kids' folk songs.
By Various Artists
(1996)
age 15+
 
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
age 15+
 
Mega-hits are edgy but tamer than most rap picks.
By Jay-Z
(2010)

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