Music Reviews

AGE
14
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Jay-Z's love letter to the Big Apple; some drug references.
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By Jay-Z
(2009)
AGE
17
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Entertaining but over-sexed hip-hop LP is for adults only.
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By Ludacris
(2010)
AGE
17
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Despite Em's new sobriety, CD is still too intense for kids.
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By Eminem
(2010)
AGE
16
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Powerful but explicit song is best for older teens.
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By Eminem, Lil Wayne
(2010)
AGE
15
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Mega-hits are edgy but tamer than most rap picks.
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By Jay-Z
(2010)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Mostly clean rap song about doing your best.
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By B.o.B.
(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
14
QUALITY
 
Rap moguls' semi-explicit track has tons of swagger.
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By Jay-Z, Kanye West
(2011)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Rap kingpins cut excellent but super-mature CD.
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By Jay-Z, Kanye West
(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
10
QUALITY
 
Rap and country stars collaborate in super positive song.
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By B.o.B., Taylor Swift
(2012)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Rappers' hit debut packed with girls, booze, and attitude.
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By Beastie Boys
(1986)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Comedy rappers get silly in this clever parody.
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By The Lonely Island
(2013)
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
14
QUALITY
 
Some profanity and sex, but substance as well.
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By The Black Eyed Peas
(2003)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
Some good material, but not enough for double CD.
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By Outkast
(2003)
AGE
17
QUALITY
 
There's a lot for parents to be cautious about.
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By Jay-Z
(2003)

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