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If you turn on the news there is likely to be a story about music censorship Or you can walk into a music store and see different ways in which music is being censored Every CD that contains explicit language must be labeled with a sticker Parental Advisory The reason for this is because many angry mothers and fathers sued artists andor records companies for releasing albums that contain explicit lyrics and now the child goes and repeats their newly learned word to their teachers principals and other friends Music is a way many people show their emotions and ideas however the questions still remain if music should be censored Before you can form an opinion on this you must hear both sides of the argument Some people believe that music should be censored so all audiences can hear it without it containing any controversial lyrics Others believe it should not be censored and musical artists should be able to speak rap sing or rhyme freely without anyon e censoring them Censorship in music is needed in todays society because men women and children are subjected to explicit language over the radio Do you want to listen to any music even if it contains violence sex drugs and alcohol According to the First Amendments Congress shall make no laws representing an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise there of or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press or the right of people peaceably to assemble The first Amendment guarantees the right of freedom of speech but Many states have introduced the Harmful To Minor Laws in order to protect children from inappropriate music These laws affect recordings that contain explicit language and other recordings that have artistic value An example of one of these recordings is Cop-Killer by Ice-T This song suggests that there is violence towards police officers after police brutality has been inflicted upon
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