Music Reviews

age 14+
 
Kings of rap rein in the language – a little.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, T.I.
(2008)
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age 16+
 
Mainstream rapper proves he's still hardcore.
By LL Cool J
(2008)
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age 12+
 
Relationship riffs won't excite "Delilah" fans.
By Plain White T's
(2008)
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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 15+
 
Partying 101 rap is dumb but not depraved.
By Asher Roth
(2009)
age 16+
 
Fiddy raps about being a drunk and not much else.
By 50 Cent
(2009)
age 17+
 
Violent, misogynistic, and alcohol-soaked rap.
By 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2009)
age 17+
 
Uninspired glorification of mean streets gets gritty.
By Jadakiss
(2009)
age 15+
 
Rapper sings about smoking pot to chase away the blues.
By Kid Cudi
(2009)
age 16+
 
Rap song uses candy metaphor to get graphic about sex.
By Flo Rida
(2009)
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age 14+
 
Lil' no more, kid rapper grows up with explicit CD.
By Bow Wow
(2009)
age 15+
 
Rapper takes aim at celebrity with his signature grit.
By Eminem
(2009)
age 18+
 
Ultra-violent single glorifies sociopathic impulses.
By Eminem
(2009)
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age 18+
 
Social value lost in glorification of pills, rape, murder.
By Eminem
(2009)
age 15+
 
Tame rap complains about overuse of technology in music.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
age 16+
 
Skilled rapper cops out with swearing, sex talk, bragging.
By Kid Cudi
(2009)
age 18+
 
Over-the-top dirty song about sex with multiple partners.
By Young Money
(2009)
age 14+
 
Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
By Drake
(2009)

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