Music Reviews

csm_music
age 14+
Hip-hop band makes powerful music with a message.
By The Roots
(2006)
age 5+
Family-safe music from TV show doesn't talk down.
By Andre 3000
(2007)
csm_music
age 16+
Intelligent social commentary, some iffy content.
By Lupe Fiasco
(2007)
csm_music
age 13+
Insightful, fairly clean, and never ever boring.
By Kanye West
(2007)
age 15+
Pounding party beats with some adult themes.
By The Black Eyed Peas
(2009)
csm_music
age 17+
Excellent but explicit rap debut; lots of iffy content.
By A$AP Rocky
(2013)
age 15+
Poignant hip-hop is profound and inspirational but graphic.
By Kendrick Lamar
(2012)
age 17+
Packs edgy emotional wallop; best for older teens.
By Kanye West
(2004)
csm_music
age 18+
Rap for only the most mature older teens.
By Eminem
(1999)
age 16+
Positive messages; suitable for older teens only.
By Cee-Lo Green
(2004)
csm_music
age 15+
Too racy for kids, but great for older teens.
By Usher
(2004)
csm_music
age 14+
Mature themes in sophisticated hip-hop.
By The Roots
(2002)
age 14+
Intriguing punk-rap operetta for older teens.
By The Streets
(2004)
csm_music
age 15+
Exuberant social commentary and party fun.
By Beastie Boys
(2004)
age 13+
Refreshing hip-hop shows respect for women.
By Houston
(2004)
age 11+
It was a very good year for music.
By Various Artists
(2005)
csm_music
age 11+
Life lessons from a self-described nice guy.
By Will Smith
(2005)
csm_music
age 11+
Squeaky-clean but viable rap music.
By Mase
(2004)
csm_music
age 15+
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
csm_music
age 18+
Intelligence and humor, explicitly delivered.
By Ludacris
(2006)

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