Monday, October 10, 2011

Music Monday 112 :: Billboard's Top 20 Tweets of the Week

Every now and then I check out's Top Tweets of the Week list just to see what kind of shenanigans the celebs are up to.

You can put it on your short list of things to read because it's quick and easy and sometimes it's kinda cool and possibly funny.

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Monday, October 03, 2011

Music Monday 111 : Profanity in Music

Music Monday 111 :: Profanity in Music (circa late 80s/early 90s)

Recently I was hangin out w/some colleagues and the topic of 2 Live Crew's "Face Down ..." was mentioned (don't exactly remember how that came up in casual conversation among academics, but it did). Wow, all of a sudden a batch of memories came flooding to the surface.

Remember in the late 80s and early 90s and all of the crazy, profane music that was released? I was working in 'black radio' at the time and lots of rap music came through the radio station that we were unable to play on the radio due to FCC restrictions on profanity. Just didn't make sense to try to edit out all of the cuss words.

DJ Quik's debut album "Quik Is The Name" (1991)

Remember PMRC? Parents Music Resource Center? Tipper Gore? And their crusade to save the youth from evil lyrics in music? Ha. Good times indeed.

I won't provide a parental advisory sticker, but here's a short recap of some of the rappers who stand out in my mind that I listened to, but that we never actually played on the radio:
Closing out w/the now classic vid from Sir Mix-A-Lot "Baby Got Back."

Now that's a way to start the work week, right?

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