Parents' Guide to

Son of a Gun

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Mild series follows up-and-coming rapper's business moves.

TV MTV Reality TV 2011
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The series, which is produced by Cannon, offers a voyeuristic look at the challenges that up-and-coming artists can face when starting out their careers, like staying focused on their craft when perks like parties and money suddenly become accessible. It also shows how difficult it can be to figure out whether the people surrounding you are thinking more about their desire to profit from their success rather than being truly concerned about your professional and creative development.

It's honest, but the frequent scenes revolving around business-oriented conversations between Cory and his competing circle of advisors make the show a little tedious. Still, that very monotony underscores the fact that being in the recording industry isn't always as glamorous as it's made out to be.

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