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I am proposing a debate on the motion of"Do you think rap music should be censored" do any of you people have any views on this?
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I am proposing a debate on the motion of"Do you think rap music should be censored" do any of you people have any views on this?
Rap music is no different to any other music. Pink Floyd is, at times, hugely racist. And it is not rap.
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I am proposing a debate on the motion of"Do you think rap music should be censored" do any of you people have any views on this?
Rap music is censored unless you buy it anyway.
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i think sensoring anything is silly cos u ant gonna buy it if you dont agree with it r u and people know that if u sensor something it just makes the kids want it more so i reckon they do it to sell it...
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(Original post by KizzieB)
i think sensoring anything is silly cos u ant gonna buy it if you dont agree with it r u and people know that if u sensor something it just makes the kids want it more so i reckon they do it to sell it...
Not necessarily - I buy a lot of music that I don't agree with (mainly satanic or National Socialist, I listen to extreme metal which quite often has extreme lyrics) because I enjoy the music, not the words. With rap though the lyrics are far more important to the song I suppose. No I don't think it should be censored.
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(Original post by prem_sheiz)
I am proposing a debate on the motion of"Do you think rap music should be censored" do any of you people have any views on this?
of course it shouldnt, that is an entirely stupid idea.... its like censoring... well... anythin.... rap is music. music is expression. sometime to express yourself you must swear, si?
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meh, some poeple love their firearms. and if they rap about being mysogonistic, then they are a penis. but, they are still expressing themselves. that is a right that should never be taken away.
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ah, yes i agree with you, there. but the only times that i would really censor my childrens music would be when they wanted to listen to busted or something.... then there would be cencoring. but i see your point.
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Rap music is no different to any other music. Pink Floyd is, at times, hugely racist. And it is not rap.
Which Pink Floyd songs are rascist?
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I am proposing a debate on the motion of"Do you think rap music should be censored" do any of you people have any views on this?
man man rap music is the bomb
man listen man
its the groovey
the way
the booty shakni
no way you censor
man
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Personally i think rap should be censored by running it throuch a paper shredder.
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Perhaps its not just the swearing, maybe its the misogynistic attitude and love of fireams.
If the swearing, and all the offensive topics covered in the lyrics of rap songs were censored, there would probably only be about 5% left. Music is about expression, and if something offends people - then just don't listen to it!
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(Original post by piginapoke)
My point was that we control what things our children do usually, so why not stop them listening to rap?
Parents should be able to stop their children listening to rap if they feel that it is a bad influence on them, but that doesn't mean that the music itself should be censored. There are plenty of adults out there who like rap and who can decide for themselves whether songs (oh that word seems so wrong when talking about rap!) are suitable for them.
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No. The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms grants freedom of speech and expression. This applies however moronic the subject matter.
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No. The European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms grants freedom of speech and expression. This applies however moronic the subject matter.
lol, but it also bans propogation of media deemed likely to cause racism, sexism, violence etc.
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Sorry, I was just enjoying some "youthful exuberance".

Racism/sexism/violence are in the eye of the beholder. In my view, there has to be a degree of honesty and threat. I can't see some gangsta rapper who is talking about his "bling bling ho's" (and such) is really a serious threat to public order. Macbeth is violent. But it's also fiction. Rap, and other such forms of expression, is just blurring the line between celebrity real life and fiction.
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I know. I ain't no GCSE English dropout!
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Sorry, I was just enjoying some "youthful exuberance".

Racism/sexism/violence are in the eye of the beholder. In my view, there has to be a degree of honesty and threat. I can't see some gangsta rapper who is talking about his "bling bling ho's" (and such) is really a serious threat to public order. Macbeth is violent. But it's also fiction. Rap, and other such forms of expression, is just blurring the line between celebrity real life and fiction.

perhaps not,but there are a lot of wannabe rapper teenagers who like the gun culture etc. and could quite possibly do something stupid.
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Maybe, but would they still be violent even if rap were not present? I fear that they would. If anything, music and other media serves as a kind of dissipation of violent tendencies.
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