Music Reviews

age 13+
 
Empowering, positive rap track is mostly clean.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2013)
age 15+
 
Rapper shops at Goodwill; hilarity and profanity ensue.
By Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
(2012)
age 15+
 
Hip-pop party anthem celebrates living on the edge, drinking
By Flo Rida, Sia
(2012)
age 12+
 
Despite crass title, hip-hop song has positive message.
By Gym Class Heroes
(2012)
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age 16+
 
Clever at times, but way too crass and violent for kids.
By Nicki Minaj
(2010)
age 16+
 
Bleak, explicit messages overrun thoughtful hip-hop record.
By Kanye West
(2010)
age 12+
 
Honest, clean look back at a failed relationship.
By Nelly
(2010)
age 11+
 
Clean hip-hop song with a cool alt-rock edge.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
age 16+
 
West uses swearing, violence to lash out at his critics.
By Kanye West
(2010)
age 12+
 
Dance single is OK choice for kids who like Black Eyed Peas.
By The Black Eyed Peas
(2010)
age 14+
 
Excellent rap debut; edited version is OK for teens.
By B.o.B.
(2010)
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age 13+
 
Sexy song isn't graphic, but it's too steamy for tweens.
By Usher
(2010)
age 13+
 
The lyrics are OK for teens, but the sexist message is iffy.
By Taio Cruz
(2010)
age 15+
 
Unedited version might "be" too much for most kids.
By The Black Eyed Peas
(2010)
age 10+
 
Popular Idol audition song is odd but OK for tweens.
By General Larry Platt
(2010)
age 15+
 
Crunk kings do more girl-bashing with help from Katy Perry.
By 3OH!3
(2009)
age 15+
 
Pounding party beats with some adult themes.
By The Black Eyed Peas
(2009)
age 14+
 
Anthem of jerkin' dance craze is ode to playing the field.
By New Boyz
(2009)
age 12+
 
Torn between two lovers, hip-hop star keeps it clean.
By Keri Hilson
(2009)
age 14+
 
Irresistible Latin-hip-hop hybrid is sexy but not dirty.
By Pitbull
(2009)

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