Music Reviews

"Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz)" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Rapper shops at Goodwill; hilarity and profanity ensue.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2012)
"Super Bass" (CD Single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Minaj keeps it cleaner than usual, but song is still mature.
By Nicki Minaj
(2011)
"I Need a Doctor" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Some swearing, but not as violent as other rap songs.
By Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2011)
Pink Friday Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 16+
Clever at times, but way too crass and violent for kids.
By Nicki Minaj
(2010)
"Just a Dream" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Honest, clean look back at a failed relationship.
By Nelly
(2010)
"Magic" (single featuring Rivers Cuomo) Music Poster Image
age 11+
Clean hip-hop song with a cool alt-rock edge.
By B.o.B.
(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)
Recovery Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 18+
Despite Em's new sobriety, CD is still too intense for kids.
By Eminem
(2010)
"Airplanes" (single featuring Hayley Williams) Music Poster Image
age 12+
Rap tune is cleaner than most; mild profanity, no violence.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
"Young Forever" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
"Not Afraid" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Surprisingly positive single; edited version is OK for teens
By Eminem
(2010)
"Break Your Heart" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 13+
The lyrics are OK for teens, but the sexist message is iffy.
By Taio Cruz
(2010)
"Rude Boy" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Sexier-than-usual Rihanna single is too hot for kids!
By Rihanna
(2010)
"Pants on the Ground" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 10+
Popular Idol audition song is odd but OK for tweens.
By General Larry Platt
(2010)
"Forever" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
By Drake
(2009)
"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)
"You're a Jerk" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 14+
Anthem of jerkin' dance craze is ode to playing the field.
By New Boyz
(2009)
"Crack a Bottle" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 17+
Violent, misogynistic, and alcohol-soaked rap.
By 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2009)
Paper Trail Music Poster Image
csm_music
age 18+
Smooth raps, mature lyrics, lots of the N-word.
By T.I.
(2008)
"Dead and Gone" (CD single) Music Poster Image
age 15+
Rapper uses brutal imagery in call to end street violence.
By T.I.
(2008)

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