Music Reviews

age 17+
Packs edgy emotional wallop; best for older teens.
By Kanye West
(2004)
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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)
age 14+
Intriguing punk-rap operetta for older teens.
By The Streets
(2004)
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age 15+
Exuberant social commentary and party fun.
By Beastie Boys
(2004)
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age 11+
Life lessons from a self-described nice guy.
By Will Smith
(2005)
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age 11+
Squeaky-clean but viable rap music.
By Mase
(2004)
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age 15+
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
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age 18+
Intelligence and humor, explicitly delivered.
By Ludacris
(2006)
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age 16+
Classic hip-hop with a message -- for older teens.
By Fort Minor
(2005)
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age 18+
Eminem's still brilliant, but not for young teens.
By Eminem
(2005)
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age 16+
Mainstream rapper proves he's still hardcore.
By LL Cool J
(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 14+
Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
By Drake
(2009)
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age 14+
Matchbox Twenty frontman keeps solo CD safe and mellow.
By Rob Thomas
(2009)
age 15+
Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)
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age 15+
Explicit lyrics give Latin-flavored rap CD a strong bite.
By Pitbull
(2009)
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age 14+
Rapper battles -- but mostly steers clear of -- sex, drugs.
By Jay-Z
(2009)

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