The Censorship of Profanity in Music

            The content of music lyrics should be censored.


             The contents of music lyrics should be censored.

             There are many different types of music. Some artist's music has profanity and some do not. Many parents complain about their children going out and buying a cd that has a lot of profanity on it. Censorlization of cds would benefit both children and parents because you would not have to worry about what your children are listening to. Therefore, the content of music lyrics should be censored.

             Rap is the voice of the streets. If the language of rap changed it would take away the truth of the lyrics. Also, if the words of artist's songs change they will not be as real because the songs they write are about their lives. Kids know what lyrics should be repeated and what should not be repeated. Some people say that people who listen to music should not always use the words they hear.

             Their parents should control the cds that kids buy. Except for teenagers and adults because they should be allowed to listen to whatever they want to hear. Some say it is no different than going to an R-rated movie. If your parents say it is ok it is never a problem. According to U.S. Senator Robert Dole from Kansas "Companies that make violent rap albums are selling "nightmares of depravity,” and should be shut down.” (Scholastic Scope).

             Not all rap music sends a negative message to young people. Some murder defendants blame rap lyrics for influencing them to behave in a violent manner. Many European countries, such as Germany, are more accepting of rap music. Rap has even been used in the curriculum of some European schools to help students understand African American culture. .

             According to Theopolius Benefield, fifteen, a sophomore at Ramsey High School in Alabama "' I don't think it's possible to censor rap' Benefield says. ' We already have parental advisory stickers. That's enough. Gangster rappers are just talking about where they come from.

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