ABC News’ Teddy Davis Reports: Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback tells ABC News that he plans to use his speech to the Iowa Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner to urge record companies to yank rap songs with Imus-like lyrics.
The Republican senator from Kansas provided ABC News with a list of what he terms the “top five songs on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks for the week of April 10, 2007.” The songs, by EMI Capitol Records, Jive, Def Jam, Interscope, and Big Oomp Records, include offensive language that Brownback wants pulled the way Imus was pulled.
This will fall on deaf ears. Record companies make a lot of money peddling this violent and offensive anti-female garbage. It’s music that infiltrates and corrupts the soul of the listener and colors his view of the world in an unhealthy and jaded way. Don’t expect this multi-million dollar industry to clean up its act. Shock schlock sells.
Excerpts from some rap lyrics are included in ABC’s blog entry. But as this is a family-friendly website, I decided not to include them here. Take my word for it, they go far beyond anything ever said by Don Imus.
Michelle Malkin has a lengthy post that highlights the garbage in the current list of top rap hits. Extreme language warning. Follow the link at your own risk.
See also: Karl Rove Raps the Democrats’ Skulls.