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Censoring in music

            Censorship is not always protected by the first amendment. Obscenity is just one of the action not protected by the first amendment. There are limitations on the right of free speech. "The word "censorship" means prior restraint of First Amendment rights by government." (Enforcement) Some say that there are some things that people should not know about situations that are going on in the world. Is this always fair to the people whose lives may depend on these situations? Since actions like perjury, contempt of court, child pornography and false advertising are punishable by law shouldn't the government bequeth the knowledge of consperacies to the people. Censorship should only be regulated in severe cases of violence on the news. Although censorship should be less regulated in the media it should be highly regulated in the world of "Gansta Rap" music. The only reason for this is because of the obscene and violent lyrics on them. Young children who do listen to this type of music does cause an effect on them. Some of the lyrics in this type of music are unbelievable. .
             "Mr. Officer, I want to see you layin' in a coffin, sir," from The Chronic and "F--- the police," from N.W.A., are few lyrics from the music genre "gangsta rap." This kind of music is being sold to young children without any thought of concern. When many children listen to this kind of music they think that was being said in the songs is not wrong or against the law. The lyrics in many songs contain violent and explicit lyrics that usually talk about killing someone along with sounds of gunshots in the background. It is also music that refers to women as "bitches," "whores" and sex-dispensing "hos"(Saunders B29). "Gangsta rap " has been criticized and debated over for its graphic sexual content, violent imagery and misogyny. .
             "If you don't give a f--- about a bitch/ Then you're rolling with the row", are lyrics from Doggystyle. If all people were to think like this what respect would women have.

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