"I Love Bad Bad That's My Problem Problem"

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In this day in age, is radio censorship really necessary?

Some of these songs are so blatantly obvious as to what they are saying, yet the radio censors them anyway. Are there really people that listen to Fuckin Problems by Drake, Kendrick, 2 Chainz, and ASAP on the radio that aren’t accepting of vulgarity?

I mean, really, some of the censorship just makes the song sound really bad.

Kanye West — Clique
“And all these bad bad bad they want the…”

March 1st, 2013

Also, let me add that I am aware the radio censors it by law, not because they choose to. I’m questioning the law, not the radio stations.

March 1st, 2013

I’m not a fan of censorship ‘cause the whole concept of “offensive language” is just a little bit of a joke to me but honestly I get where they’re coming from, and when artists put actual effort into censoring their songs (rare, but it used to be more common) I appreciate that. And you don’t always wanna hear some dude cussin’ at you, even though censoring on records is done in kind of a silly way nowadays.

March 1st, 2013

Yeah, I mean I think it takes a lot more creativity to write a verse without cuss words in it. But the censorship is ridiculous.

“And yeah I like to… I got a problem problem”

March 1st, 2013

when i 1st heard fuckin problems drop i knew it sang “radio gold” in my ears but i thought the radios whouldent touch it case the name is fuckin problems so they chouldent even say the name of it and the entire hook is full of fuck. buttttt of course i was wrong. same shit with that wiz and snoop dog young wild and free.

March 1st, 2013
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I think you’re ignoring the fact that there are kids (under 10) that don’t know the “bad” words and can’t fill in the blanks like we can. Since we can fill in the blanks, yeah censorship can sometimes seem pointless, but kids could hear “yeah I like to fuck I got a fucking problem” and repeat it not knowing what it means. That’s why we have the censorship. But censoring the contents of a song because someone is offended is stupid.

March 1st, 2013

@notatroll — I would normally agree with you, however I would say that at least 70% of children have heard those words before. If you account for the fact that there is a specific demographic listening to these particular radio stations, I would say that 95% of those kids have heard those words somewhere before.

I knew pretty much all the major cuss words by the time I was 7-8

March 2nd, 2013

Don’t get me started on the Oh Lets Do It radio version.

March 2nd, 2013

The funniest censorship is in the Asian porn industry where they blur pornstars genitals but you can clearly see them fucking. Lol

March 2nd, 2013
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In my opinion, radio stations shouldnt have to censor if they dont want to, I know it’s the law, but I still dont necessarily agree with that, the music being put out is free speech is it not?

You can say what you want, because this is good ole' merica'

But I personally think it should be left to the radio stations whether or not the song gets censored or not, and I think if parent dont want there kids to hear the explicit content of the track, they shouldnt let their kid hear the song in the first place. Its really not that hard

And take a look at the pop songs and shit that get radio play, whether or not the song blatantly curses or says it, they’re normally pretty explicit for a kid to hear, it’s not that hard to put 2 and 2 together to find out what a song is talking about.

March 2nd, 2013

Luckily for Sam, Nina Hartley isn’t Asian….

I don’t think my mom would have allowed me to listen to uncensored rap on the radio when I was younger. Even if you know what the words are, there’s something about actually hearing them aloud. But luckily there’s Sirius XM now, so you have that choice.

March 2nd, 2013

I agree with you, radio stations should be given the choice to censor or not. The eople who dislike the language probably wouldn’t be listening to rap anyway. Also I’d like to point out that in Clique “They want the…” is even left out in the explicit version

March 2nd, 2013

Put it this way. In aftercare in elementary/middle school, the teachers played HOT97 during homework time. This would NOT happen if you heard “he’s a slut he’s a hoe he’s a freak.”

How about the people who have the radio on low at work. Would be a little awkward for people to pass by hearing curse words.

March 2nd, 2013

Radio censorship used to make sense. But now one of the most popular places to listen to music is YouTube, where all kids have to do is click on the version marked “(Explicit)” to hear all the bad words.

March 2nd, 2013

Censoring “bad language” is hypocritical. If a song is really that offensive then why promote the artist and support their music? That’s like a mother scolding her child for cursing even though she wears a t-shirt that says “BITCH”.

March 2nd, 2013