Why do it??
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Music is art in one of it's truest forms, every song has meaning behind it and expresses the writers emotions. From Tupac and Snoop dogg to Falling In Reverse and White Chapel, they all write (or wrote) music to express how they feel or how they even lived. To censor stuff like that and to tell them what they can't and can say, is like telling Vincent Van Gogh what he could and couldn't paint. No one ever dreamed of doing that and now they are trying to censor artist, why? Because they use words you don't agree with or because they sing about things, such as gangs and drugs?
Put yourself in a musician's shoes, how they are going to feel about being told what they can say in THEIR music. It's like taking Michelangelo's sculpture of David, and telling him he has to smash it because it show David nude. When you tell an artist what they can't do, it's one of the hardest hitting things in the world, they work hard to put their feelings down onto paper. Writing songs may be one of the hardest things as a musician, it's hard to figure out just the right words to describe the emotions they are feeling.
Censorship is a very widely debated topic because, so many people want to see things censored but, should any form of art be a part of that? Why censor art? Most people want it because, they don't like the language in the songs or what some songs can be about. Then, don't listen to the songs, ignore them, why isn't it that easy? Why do musicians have to worry about if one day they can write what they want and then, the next, they can't write anything?
One of the biggest reasons is religion, people look at lyrics that talk about things that go against their religion and believe that the artist should be have their art censored. But, what sense does that make? It's not the artist religion then what makes it right for someone of another religion to say what that artist can and cannot say? An artist should be allowed to be able to say what ever they want in their songs and not have to worry about censorship.
Another reason so many seek for the censorship of music lyrics is, they just in general don't like what is said in songs, now a days. Some songs, tell of horrible lives on the streets, and how some resorted to drugs and gangs to feel right or at home. It tells of their past lives before they became who they are. What's wrong about writing songs about what you've been through? Not a single thing, music is usually written about ones own personal experiences and is used to express to the listener, what they've been through. You can't censor someone's life story.
In a nutshell, censoring lyrics is one of the worst things you can do to an artist when it comes to them making music. Music is a form of art, used to express ones feeling in one of the best ways possible, that can be enjoyed by every single person in the world. People out there try to tell these artist what they can and cannot say in their music, and it is one of the hardest hitting emotions in the world. Although certain artist may need the censoring, most artist should not have their music censored.