Music Reviews

csm_music
age 14+
 
Rapper battles -- but mostly steers clear of -- sex, drugs.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
csm_music
age 15+
 
Explicit lyrics give Latin-flavored rap CD a strong bite.
By Pitbull
(2009)
age 15+
 
Hot rappers court danger by resurrecting old rap rivalries.
By Jay-Z, Kanye West, Rihanna
(2009)
age 14+
 
Hot MC uses explicit language to deliver positive message.
By Drake
(2009)
age 11+
 
R&B star cheats on his girl -- but admits his mistake.
By Jason Derulo
(2009)
age 18+
 
Over-the-top dirty song about sex with multiple partners.
By Young Money
(2009)
age 16+
 
Skilled rapper cops out with swearing, sex talk, bragging.
By Kid Cudi
(2009)
age 15+
 
Tame rap complains about overuse of technology in music.
By Jay-Z
(2009)
csm_music
age 18+
 
Social value lost in glorification of pills, rape, murder.
By Eminem
(2009)
csm_music
age 12+
 
Idol's "Velvet Teddy Bear" offers clean, gospel-tinged CD.
By Ruben Studdard
(2009)
age 18+
 
Ultra-violent single glorifies sociopathic impulses.
By Eminem
(2009)
age 15+
 
Rapper takes aim at celebrity with his signature grit.
By Eminem
(2009)
csm_music
age 14+
 
Lil' no more, kid rapper grows up with explicit CD.
By Bow Wow
(2009)
age 16+
 
Rap song uses candy metaphor to get graphic about sex.
By Flo Rida
(2009)
age 15+
 
Rapper sings about smoking pot to chase away the blues.
By Kid Cudi
(2009)
age 14+
 
The operative word in this song's title is "sex."
By Ciara
(2009)
age 17+
 
Uninspired glorification of mean streets gets gritty.
By Jadakiss
(2009)
age 17+
 
Violent, misogynistic, and alcohol-soaked rap.
By 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem
(2009)
age 16+
 
Fiddy raps about being a drunk and not much else.
By 50 Cent
(2009)
age 18+
 
Biggie biopic offers old X-rated hits.
By Various Artists
(2009)

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