Sunday, July 4, 2010

Song of the Day

This time its a double dip of classic hip hop music. When I think of the 4th of July I think of fireworks,grilling and tons and tons of patriots celebrating the freedoms we're allowed here in America. One of our greatest freedoms is the freedom of speech and these 2 songs have a lot to do with that freedom and how far we're really allowed to stretch that freedom. First up is "Banned in the USA" by legendary Miami hip hop pioneers the 2 Live Crew. The song is a response to a decision by a Florida court that ruled that their previous album was obscene and thus unfit to be sold. The decision would later be overturned by the supreme court. And yes before anyone asks or tries to point it out they sampled Bruce Springsteen.

Next up is the song "Fuck tha police" by NWA. At the time of its release it gained so much controversy that the FBI and Secret Service actually sent letters to express their displeasure over the song. The group was also banned from playing in several venues because of the song. Oh and the song was banned from radio despite the fact that there was a clean version of the song. Of course this song is kinda average(at best) on the scale of outrageousness that can be heard in music.

Oh and there's a family friendly version of this song. Check it out and enjoy.