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Pro-social Content

On that hit, Jackson assures her man, "[It] doesn’t really matter what the eye is seeing, ’cause I’m in love with the inner being." Shorty 101 stands up to a two-timing male ("Get With Me"), while Dru Hill’s "Here With Me" finds a man willing to give up cars, fine clothes, fame and wealth for a woman.

Objectionable Content

Dozens of f-words, s-words and vulgar anatomical references riddle this compilation’s 16 tracks. Themes cross the line into audio porn. On "Hey Papi," Jay-Z glamorizes marijuana use, lesbianism and casual sex with multiple partners. Sisqó lustily ogles women’s barely clad backsides ("Thong Song"). An untitled cut features LL Cool J boasting of his sexual prowess ("knockin’ girls off two at a time") and bragging, "[I’ll] disrespect you and still make you mine." Violent threats and posturing appear on "Even If" (Method Man) and "I’m Gonna Crawl" (DMX). But they’re tame compared to the Eminem/Redman duet "Off the Wall," which combines hateful brutality with substance abuse and graphic sexual imagery.

Summary Advisory

The "Nasty" Professor is more like it. Sexual perversion. Drug and alcohol use. Thugging. A few neutral songs find their way into the mix, but they’re not as much bright spots as breathers. Call it Eddie Murphy’s Law: Any disc that unites the likes of Jay-Z, DMX, Method Man, Foxy Brown, Eminem, Eve, Sisqó and LL Cool J is trouble.

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This chart-topping R&B disc yielded Janet Jackson’s number-1 pop single ""Doesn’t Really Matter.""

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