lyrics http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/2887/all en Kanye West’s Latest Rap ‘New Slaves’ Compares Consumerism to Slavery http://www.mrc.org/articles/kanye-wests-latest-rap-new-slaves-compares-consumerism-slavery <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘F*** you and your corporation’ says rapper worth $100 million. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/liz-thatcher">Liz Thatcher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Kanye West’s new song, launched on May 17, compared consumerism to slavery. “What you want, a Bentley? Fur coat? A diamond chain?” he rapped. “New slaves.”</p><p dir="ltr">In his <a href="http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.13204/title.kanye-west-new-slaves-saturday-night-live-performance-">nearly two minute long song</a>, West ranted about corporations and consumerism. “F*** you and your corporations,” he rapped. “I know that we the new slaves.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/kanye-wests-latest-rap-new-slaves-compares-consumerism-slavery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Business anti-business anti-corporation consumerism Hypocrisy Kanye West lyrics rap Slavery Tue, 21 May 2013 18:47:20 +0000 julia.seymour 43638 at http://www.mrc.org Producers Pick Lesbian Kiss, R-Rated Movies as Teen Choice Award Nominees http://www.mrc.org/articles/producers-pick-lesbian-kiss-r-rated-movies-teen-choice-award-nominees <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>A girl-on-girl lip lock, a movie in which a bulldog masturbates, and a marijuana-smoking middle school teacher are among the nominees for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards. Yes that's right, an awards show specifically aimed at <em>13-19 year olds</em> will be featuring inappropriate content more suited for the panel of adults that chose the nominees.</p> <br /> <p>This year, teens will vote for their favorites, ranging from artists with hits about S&M, to sex and drug-filled R-rated comedies, to favorite 'break up' songs - one nominated song features the 'F' word 16 times.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/producers-pick-lesbian-kiss-r-rated-movies-teen-choice-award-nominees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Family 2011 actors adults age artist black Children choice comedy content controversial country date drug features friends inappropriate kissing lyrics marijuana material movie nominated nominees panel rated Rihanna school show Smoking songs strings suited supposed swan SWIFT tale taylor teen teens vote winners words years Fri, 05 Aug 2011 23:54:00 +0000 admin 2143 at http://www.mrc.org Heidi Montag: a 'Modern Mother Teresa' Who Sings Dirty Songs? http://www.mrc.org/articles/heidi-montag-modern-mother-teresa-who-sings-dirty-songs <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/carolyn-plocher">Carolyn Plocher</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Heidi Montag, the actress from MTV's pseudo reality show “The Hills,” is a run-of-the-mill <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place> personality. She has unnaturally large breasts (along with at least nine other surgical <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2010/01/13/2010-01-13_heidi_montag_addicted_to_plastic_surgery_the_hills_star_admits_to_having_10_proc.html" />“touch-ups”</a>), overprocessed bleach blond hair, skimpy clothes and even skimpier bikinis.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/heidi-montag-modern-mother-teresa-who-sings-dirty-songs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Faith HeidiMontag lyrics Wed, 13 Jan 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 29162 at http://www.mrc.org Chicken-Fried Freedom http://www.mrc.org/countrymusic/chicken-fried-freedom <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >In these hard times, Americans are trying hard to relax and take refuge in entertainment. But The Washington Post is insisting that country music fans are not really sympathetic figures. They are prone to self-congratulation and “closing ranks” behind the thought that they live in the “real <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">America</st1:country-region></st1:place>.” </p> <p >     </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/countrymusic/chicken-fried-freedom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CountryMusic JasonAldean JoshFreedomduLac lyrics WashingtonPost ZacBrownBand Mon, 18 May 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28677 at http://www.mrc.org ABC Frets Over Lewd Lyrics http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-frets-over-lewd-lyrics <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/colleen-raezler">Colleen Raezler</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Breaking news: Popular music contains lewd lyrics that sometimes gets by parents.   </p> <br /> <p >ABC's John Berman exposed the “hidden” vulgarity in Britney Spears' hit, “If You Seek Amy” and Flo Rida's current number one hit “Right Round” in a segment during the March 24 “Good Morning America.” He reported, “Now, some of the biggest songs out there are sneaking in themes without some parents even knowing” and that young kids are picking up on those themes. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/abc-frets-over-lewd-lyrics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Culture and Media Institute Family abc BritneySpears Florida GoodMorningAmerica IfYouSeekAmy JohnBerman lyrics RightRound Tue, 24 Mar 2009 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28732 at http://www.mrc.org Profane and Sexual Album Gets Grammy Nod http://www.mrc.org/grammy/profane-and-sexual-album-gets-grammy-nod <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/erin-brown">Erin Brown</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >Nine f-bombs, eight references to the B-word and “ho',” and a description of a graphic oral sex act fill just one song on the top contender for Album of the Year.  “Tha Carter III,” Lil Wayne's top-selling and now Grammy-nominated album, contains more than a few songs laden with profane, violent, and explicit sexual lyrics.</p> <br /> <p >In fact all but one contain distasteful lyrics. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/grammy/profane-and-sexual-album-gets-grammy-nod" target="_blank">read more</a></p> grammy LilWayne lyrics music Ne-Yo profanity sex violence Thu, 04 Dec 2008 05:00:00 +0000 admin 27969 at http://www.mrc.org Congress vs. Gangsta Rap http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/congress-vs-gangsta-rap <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> On September 25, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, chaired by Bobby Rush (D-Illinois), held a very unique hearing, focusing on the way the culture is being soured by the makers of sexist and racially charged rap music. Inspired by the furor over fired radio host Don Imus and his "ho" talk, the hearing was titled "From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images."</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/congress-vs-gangsta-rap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division america facetimes lyrics sizefontppfont Fri, 05 Oct 2007 04:00:00 +0000 4495 at http://www.mrc.org Pop Music's Sex Education http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/pop-musics-sex-education <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> A couple of years ago, researchers at the RAND Corporation released a study that found heavy exposure to sexual content on television shows relates strongly to teenagers' initiation of intercourse or their progression to more advanced sexual activities.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/pop-musics-sex-education" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes lyrics sexual sizefontppfont Teenagers Thu, 17 Aug 2006 04:00:00 +0000 4383 at http://www.mrc.org UPN's Wild Hip-Hop Awards Party http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/upns-wild-hip-hop-awards-party <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p> You can tell the hip-hop music community has thrown a successful awards show when they can crow that "no one was stabbed in the lung this year." That was the buzz coming out of the third annual Vibe Magazine Awards that aired on UPN stations on November 15. (Last year, a fight at the awards show surrounding the rapper Dr. Dre ended up with the stabbing.)</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/upns-wild-hip-hop-awards-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division awards facetimes fontppfont lyrics rapper Wed, 23 Nov 2005 05:00:00 +0000 4296 at http://www.mrc.org Summer's Pop Music Meltdown http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/summers-pop-music-meltdown <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal"><!--- insert text here ---> </span></p><p>Want a primer on societal meltdown? Then turn on the Top-40 pop station in any town and sample the cultural depths to which too much of today's popular music has sunk. Summer time is often time for young people to take car trips with the radio blasting, off to the beach, or the movies, or a ball game. How many will fondly look back two or three decades from now and say, "I really loved those rap songs about thugs, drugs, and pimping"?</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/summers-pop-music-meltdown" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes fontppfont lyrics parents sizefontppfont Mon, 09 Aug 2004 04:00:00 +0000 4178 at http://www.mrc.org From Russia With Lust http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/russia-lust <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>When you try to imagine the happening international destination for the next wave of pop music, the odds are strong you won't be thinking of...Russia. For decades, teenagers the world over have taken their fashion and musical cues from mop-topped Brits or satiny Swedes, but in the dour, lifeless world of the Soviet Union, rebellious youths were probably defined as those destined for the concentration camps.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/russia-lust" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division facetimes lyrics romanbut Thu, 06 Mar 2003 05:00:00 +0000 4056 at http://www.mrc.org In Rap, the Dregs Often Rise http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/rap-dregs-often-rise <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/l-brent-bozell-iii">L. Brent Bozell III</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><span class="normal">When rock 'n' roll took a young generation by storm in the mid-1950s, it was routinely denounced on both musical and social grounds. In time, it was accepted by most: Elvis was a threat to himself, not to America. </span> </p> <p><span class="normal">In the late 1980s, a remarkably violent, vituperative form of rap music, "gangsta rap," emerged. Its most successful practitioners included N.W.A., best known for "F-- tha Police"; Ice-T, best known for "Cop Killer"; and Tupac Shakur, best known for dying as a result of a drive-by shooting. </span> </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/bozells-column/rap-dregs-often-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bozell's Column News Analysis Division Canada eminem lyrics Thu, 09 Nov 2000 05:00:00 +0000 39489 at http://www.mrc.org