Music Reviews

AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Packs edgy emotional wallop; best for older teens.
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By Kanye West
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
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By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Classic hip-hop with a message -- for older teens.
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By Fort Minor
(2005)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
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By Drake
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
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By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Rapper battles -- but mostly steers clear of -- sex, drugs.
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By Jay-Z
(2009)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Jay-Z's love letter to the Big Apple; some drug references.
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By Jay-Z
(2009)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Powerful but explicit song is best for older teens.
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By Eminem, Lil Wayne
(2010)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Some swearing, but not as violent as other rap songs.
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By Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Cleanest song yet from notoriously raunchy rapper.
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By Lil Wayne
(2011)
AGE
11
QUALITY
 
Uplifting rap track about staying positive, reaching goals.
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By Flo Rida
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Graphic yet thoughtful rap album is a cut above the rest.
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By Drake
(2011)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Star rapper advocates same-sex marriage in catchy single.
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By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
'80s youth anthem gets a hip-hop reinvention; OK for teens.
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By Jay-Z
(2010)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Angry potty mouth, but with genius; not for kids.
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By Eminem
(2004)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rapper rewards sexiness with material things.
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By T.I.
(2008)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Violent, misogynistic, and alcohol-soaked rap.
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By 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rapper takes aim at celebrity with his signature grit.
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By Eminem
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rapper sings about smoking pot to chase away the blues.
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By Kid Cudi
(2009)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Four big-name rappers cut explicit tune about fame.
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By Drake
(2009)

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