Music Reviews

age 15+
 
Mega-hits are edgy but tamer than most rap picks.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
age 15+
 
Money rules in explicit rap song; too mature for tweens.
By Wiz Khalifa
(2010)
age 16+
 
Powerful but explicit song is best for older teens.
By Eminem, Lil Wayne
(2010)
age 15+
 
Drinking, sex mark steamy song from Step Up 3D soundtrack.
By Flo Rida
(2010)
age 16+
 
Sex, substances, and swearing in super-graphic rap single.
By Waka Flocka Flame
(2010)
age 15+
 
Domestic abuse single is too violent for most teens.
By Eminem
(2010)
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age 18+
 
Despite Em's new sobriety, CD is still too intense for kids.
By Eminem
(2010)
age 12+
 
Rap tune is cleaner than most; mild profanity, no violence.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
age 15+
 
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
By Jay-Z
(2010)
age 15+
 
Surprisingly positive single; edited version is OK for teens
By Eminem
(2010)
age 13+
 
Edited version of reggae-rap tune is OK for younger teens.
By Travie McCoy
(2010)
age 18+
 
Entertaining but over-sexed hip-hop LP is for adults only.
By Ludacris
(2010)
age 16+
 
Boring, violent rap with lots of the n-word.
By T.I.
(2010)
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age 14+
 
Rap song is filled with profanity; look for edited version.
By Drake
(2010)
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age 18+
 
Rockin' new sound for rapper, same old misbehaving. No kids.
By Lil Wayne
(2010)
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age 18+
 
Rap CD is not only explicit and offensive but also boring.
By Young Money
(2010)
age 15+
 
A kinder, gentler Slim Shady. Still, not OK for kids/tweens.
By Eminem
(2009)
age 18+
 
Violent rap release is for adult Fiddy fans only.
By 50 Cent
(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)

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