Censorship In Rap Music

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More than ever since the eighty’s rap has been a controversial subject. Whenever someone says something harsh someone wants to stop them from saying it. There have been concerns with how violent rap music has gotten, but is censorship the way to go about fixing these problems? There are many problems with trying to censor rap music. Violent rap music is usually an expression of the violent events going on everywhere. The difference between violent rap and violent actions is that rap music is just words. Censoring someone’s music only helps it gain popularity, so different actions need to be taken to make rap less violent. Overall the reason that rap music is so violent is because, like any form of art, it’s an expression of how people feel. There is a reason why people say what they say in their music. One of the major contributions to rap music that had been boycotted was the Rodney King case. Of course events like this are going to inspire people to want to write about it. A song may be harsh, but a song can’t be nearly as terrible as the reason someone wrote it. In 1992 Ice T’s song “Cop Killer” came out. As the title suggests the song is about wanting to kill cops. This is an extremely harsh reaction, but …show more content…
Rap is an expression of how someone feels, and you cannot censor art easily. This is especially true when there is a strong reason why the artist expresses themselves like that. Although rap can be violent it doesn’t need to be censored. Rap should be treated like other forms of media. Rap is just words, and we need to keep that in mind. If someone doesn’t like rap they can ignore it. It’s just an expression of thought not an action. In the end by giving violent music criticism and boycotting it only becomes more popular. Controversy only helps promote controversial music. My suggestion to stop violent music from thriving is to not pay attention to it. Controversy is only helping violent

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