Hip hop has been around for decades and will stay here for many years to come. However, this hasn’t stopped people throughout history from trying to ban or limit the genre’s popularity. Many have stated that they think hip hop is too loud, too vulgar, too violent, and have stated that it has a negative impact on society.
There’s still people looking to monitor rap for kids and to make sure they’re not listening to anything that could potentially ‘influence’ them into doing the wrong thing. New York radio host Bob Law has partnered with Councilwoman Inez Barron looking to restrict the different types hip hop tracks played on radio stations during the day.
According to WPIX-TV, Law and Barron hope are looking for the New York City Council to create an ordinance that limits profanity between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
“According to the [FCC] website airing indecent programming at any time is a violation of federal law,” Barron said. Law added, “The radio stations that market these kind of ideas refuse to play music by artists whose message is more life giving so that you have to be a killer rapper in order to get into heavy rotation.”