Censorship in Music

Denise Baltazar
Professor McKennon
English 100 B
6 March 2015

Music should not be Censored
In today’s world all types of music artists are expressing their feelings and
views in their works about what they see and what they know. Songs are best way of using
freedom of speech right while expressing all feelings and emotions. The question is, are they
really free to express their feelings wholly? Unfortunately they are not really free even though
First Amendment says they are.
Music is a big part in every individual’s life, and everyone has their own and unique
tastes in the kind of music they listen to. Moods can be reflected by the type of music we listen
to; whether it is songs for difficult times or upbeat songs that can get you up your feet and in the
dancing mood. Music is played all over the world and is reflected by the different cultures
as it is played during parties, cultural events, religious events, etc. Our moods not only get
satisfied by listening to music, but it also communicates to people.   Social situations are sang
about in in the genres of rap, hip-hop, or rock-and-roll. I personally favor that type of music
because the artist’s feelings are reflected on the situation and one can feel the emotions when
these songs are played. The style and commentary of the artists and their songs have created big
concern and conflict with today’s society.
In some ears, music can cause controversy. Social and political commentary are well
Sang/rapped about in the genre of rap and hip hop. A lot of rappers/ artists express their feelings
of their childhood, growing up poor, growing up in the ghetto/hood, while communicating this
with racial issues and tensions, especially with African-Americans and the police. Most notably
with the rap group N.W.A. These genres are accused of promoting violence against higher
authority, and influence negative behaviors such as drugs and sexual abuse towards women.
An example of...