Parents' Guide to

T.I.'s Road to Redemption

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Rapper's docuseries offers reality check for troubled teens.

TV MTV Reality TV 2009
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

i had cried because that was sad what them kids was going through

people care because they don't like to see us black mens going to jail or dying.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

The show is an interesting combination of self-revelation and mentorship as T.I. attempts to scare teens straight to help them avoid problems like the one's he's currently facing. But the series also kind of feels like a publicity stunt intended to score points with both viewers and the legal system. As a result, you can't help but wonder whether he's motivated more by the idea of helping kids or the hope of being spared a long jail sentence.

Regardless of T.I.'s true intentions, the series does offer some very positive messages about staying out of trouble, the value of getting an education, and the importance of family. It also shows how past mistakes can have a long-term impact. Granted, the show's detailed discussions about weapons, drive-by shootings, and other criminal activity are too strong for tweens and even some young teens. But for older teens who need a reality check, this show definitely offers some lessons worth learning.

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