Help me fill an mp3 player for my 10 yr old son full of quality but age-appropriate music that will help him develop tastes he can take with him into adulthood. With a good beat.
I was able to somewhat influence my daughter when she was younger, steering her to positive examples of strong women by exposing her to a wide variety of alternatives to Brittney.
Now I would like to attempt something similar for my son. He is a black kid in a Catholic family that kind of resembles a rainbow coalition. Our approach to parenting has been kind of post-racial, but I'd like him to be exposed to some positive examples of hip hop. Bonus for artists who are good examples in their own right.
Thing is, I don't want kid music, or tweener music, or (exclusively) christian rap. I want music that adults and critics also like. Best of genre music. But age appropriate. (I found this post
, but would like to find stuff more current than 2006, tho classics are classics)
And with a good beat. I'm thinking stuff like 'Work it Out' by Jurassic 5. What can I add to the playlist?