Music Reviews

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Unoriginal pop-rap track is all about money, guns, cars.
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By 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa
(2013)
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Empowering, positive rap track is mostly clean.
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By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2013)
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Queen B demands respect, raps, and uses profanity.
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By Beyonce Knowles
(2013)
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Club tune is all about partying and casual hookups.
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By LMFAO
(2011)
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Sexy song isn't graphic, but it's too steamy for tweens.
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By Usher
(2010)
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The lyrics are OK for teens, but the sexist message is iffy.
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By Taio Cruz
(2010)
Editors' pick
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Hip-hop crooner Jay Sean's third CD veers toward sexy as he riffs about relationships, turmoil, and love.
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By Jay Sean
(2009)
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R&B-style hip-hop love song is safe but not sophisticated.
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By Soulja Boy
(2008)
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Young rapper keeps hip-hop tamer than most.
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By Tyga
(2008)
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OK hip-pop with a few mature topics.
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By Lil Mama
(2008)
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Refreshing, eclectic mix of genres; a bit somber.
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By Gnarls Barkley
(2008)
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Homage to the manicure has a bunch of swear words.
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By Kid Sister
(2007)
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Hip-hop band makes powerful music with a message.
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By The Roots
(2006)
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A bit better than its lackluster predecessors.
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By Various Artists
(2005)
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Ciara is saved by star-studded cameos.
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By Ciara
(2004)
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Refreshing hip-hop shows respect for women.
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By Houston
(2004)
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Unimpressive collection with a few great songs.
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By Various Artists
(2004)
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Fun, well-produced with lots of help from friends.
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By Bow Wow
(2003)