Music Reviews

csm_music
age 18+
 
Rap for only the most mature older teens.
By Eminem
(1999)
age 18+
 
Art at its most angry and offensive; NOT for kids.
By Eminem
(2000)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Very explicit; for mature older teens only.
By Eminem
(2002)
csm_music
age 17+
 
There's a lot for parents to be cautious about.
By Jay-Z
(2003)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Indie rockers throw some attitude our way.
By The Killers
(2004)
csm_music
age 17+
 
Angry potty mouth, but with genius; not for kids.
By Eminem
(2004)
csm_music
age 11+
 
Life lessons from a self-described nice guy.
By Will Smith
(2005)
csm_music
age 13+
 
Indie rockers with impassioned music and lyrics.
By Death Cab for Cutie
(2005)
csm_music
age 16+
 
Classic hip-hop with a message -- for older teens.
By Fort Minor
(2005)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Eminem's still brilliant, but not for young teens.
By Eminem
(2005)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Indie sweethearts' songs are poetic, but harmless.
By The Killers
(2007)
age 17+
 
Violent, misogynistic, and alcohol-soaked rap.
By 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2009)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Hot MC's raps mix self-reflection with graphic sex talk.
By Drake
(2009)
age 15+
 
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
By Drake
(2009)
age 14+
 
Jay-Z's love letter to the Big Apple; some drug references.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
age 15+
 
Surprisingly positive single; edited version is OK for teens
By Eminem
(2010)
age 15+
 
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
age 12+
 
Rap tune is cleaner than most; mild profanity, no violence.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Despite Em's new sobriety, CD is still too intense for kids.
By Eminem
(2010)
age 15+
 
Domestic abuse single is too violent for most teens.
By Eminem
(2010)

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