Music Reviews

AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Hip-hop band makes powerful music with a message.
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By The Roots
(2006)
AGE
5
QUALITY
 
Family-safe music from TV show doesn't talk down.
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By Andre 3000
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Intelligent social commentary, some iffy content.
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By Lupe Fiasco
(2007)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Insightful, fairly clean, and never ever boring.
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By Kanye West
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Pounding party beats with some adult themes.
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By The Black Eyed Peas
(2009)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Excellent but explicit rap debut; lots of iffy content.
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By A$AP Rocky
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Poignant hip-hop is profound and inspirational but graphic.
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By Kendrick Lamar
(2012)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Too racy for kids, but great for older teens.
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By Usher
(2004)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mature themes in sophisticated hip-hop.
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By The Roots
(2002)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Refreshing hip-hop shows respect for women.
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By Houston
(2004)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
It was a very good year for music.
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By Various Artists
(2005)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
One spicy dish after another best for older teens.
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By Missy Elliott
(2005)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Young sensation's songs are sensational.
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By Rihanna
(2005)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Social themes explored in this edited CD.
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By Kanye West
(2005)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Fun, well-produced with lots of help from friends.
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By Bow Wow
(2003)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Refreshing, eclectic mix of genres; a bit somber.
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By Gnarls Barkley
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Original female rap trio likes to talk about sex.
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By Salt-N-Pepa
(2008)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Smart lyrical mix of rock, rap, and soca soul.
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By Wyclef Jean
(2007)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Honest look at thug life has drugs, some violence.
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By Jay-Z
(2007)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Young rapper keeps hip-hop tamer than most.
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By Tyga
(2008)

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