Reality rap music, like all other forms of media or expression has their own places in this world, although some may argue whether these are advantageous or even safe for society to experience. The real fight for free speech lies not in fighting for the right to hear what you agree with, but in fighting for the liberty of those with whom you don’t agree. If you remove the public’s right to voice a differing belief, either through their music, their writing, or their art you strike at the very heart of freedom where individuals are meant to stand.

Labels have become necessary as other societal limitations on content as well as the availability of material have loosened. Parental advisory labels on CDs and music videos offered for sale and for banning the sale of items carrying such warning labels to minors. It examines the history of music censorship and of warning labels in particular. Just as moms and dads have developed ways of decreasing their kids’ exposure to some other media; they should also be able to stop their kids from buying music and music videos which have warning labels.

In a world founded on the ideal of freedom of expression and artistic creativity, censorship is often a problem. During the 80′s, the record companies voluntarily implemented a rating system and the use of “Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics” stickers. By April 1990, they had put a standardized labeling system in place. Determining which CDs should get warning labels can be a complicated decision. Parental advisory labels or stickers to CDs, albums, and tapes that are evaluated to be sexually explicit or otherwise offensive to significant sectors of the population were used to provide notice that the material may be offensive to some people, specifically those under 18.

For a message to be said obscene, it must meet all the parts of a three prong legal test, including the application of modern community standards, patently offensive sexual content as defined by state law, and redeeming social value. Nevertheless, these types of labels are a good start. They warn parents to the likelihood that a record or CD may have offensive content without the need to listen to it or know a great deal about it. Thus, children under the age of 18 should not be allowed to purchase material with warning labels, just like that they’re prohibited to listen to it.

Reality rap set off a debate over its graphic sexual content, violent imagery, and misogyny. A chairwoman of the Congressional Panel complained that little was being done by the industry executive to reduce vulgar as well as violent lyrics. The woman also stated that a sticker is not enough to control teenagers from patronizing these types of rap music. Some censorship has been integrated into the radio industry. Inner City Broadcasting has stopped airing hardcore rap and other misogynist and violent rap. It hopes to set a good example for other stations it hopes will follow suit. Many radio stations don’t play rap. However, record companies are still producing such type of music because it sells in spite of the lack of radio airplay.

Hip hop music was first uncovered during the nineteen seventies. In order to become one of the famous Rap Artists, one should sing well, possess the right point of view, and more importantly know how to dance. Becoming a Reality Rap artist is not an easy career. It surely needs a lot of work, encouragement, and determination.

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