Music Reviews

csm_music
age 16+
 
Mainstream rapper proves he's still hardcore.
By LL Cool J
(2008)
age 14+
 
Kings of rap rein in the language – a little.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, T.I.
(2008)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Some social commentary; too much sex, violence.
By Young Jeezy
(2008)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Social commentary underneath violence, swearing.
By Ice Cube
(2008)
age 15+
 
Rapper rewards sexiness with material things.
By T.I.
(2008)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Oscar winners, but content is not for kids.
By Three 6 Mafia
(2008)
csm_music
age 16+
 
New take on genre is still a bit misogynistic.
By N.E.R.D.
(2008)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Creative rhyming with sex and swearing.
By Lil Wayne
(2008)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Club heavy beats don't mask iffy messages.
By Flo Rida
(2008)
age 18+
 
Hardcore rap combines a little good with the bad.
By Styles P
(2007)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Slim on Shady's multi-syllabic brilliance.
By Eminem
(2006)
csm_music
age 16+
 
Inconsistent "comeback" full of big-name cameos.
By Jay-Z
(2006)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Ex-Mr. Britney Spears' debut is sexist and stupid.
By Kevin Federline
(2006)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Enchanting, self-revelatory, and explicit.
By Lady Sovereign
(2006)
csm_music
age 16+
 
Diddy succeeds with some help from his Rolodex.
By Diddy
(2006)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Intelligence and humor, explicitly delivered.
By Ludacris
(2006)
csm_music
age 16+
 
Violent imagery, but lyrically provocative.
By Lupe Fiasco
(2006)
age 18+
 
Tribute or sell-out? Either way, NOT for kids.
By Notorious B.I.G.
(2005)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Eminem's still brilliant, but not for young teens.
By Eminem
(2005)
csm_music
age 16+
 
Classic hip-hop with a message -- for older teens.
By Fort Minor
(2005)

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