December 21, 2018
Personally, I believe that rap music should absolutely be banned, because it is obscene, and obscenity has nothing at all to do with traditional conceptions of free speech.
Rap music itself degrades society, as it cannot be used to promote anything other than drug use and degeneracy.
Even that rap song about not cussing.
It makes me want to shoot fentanyl.
Vladimir Putin dispelled Western media claims he’s at war with rap music. The president defended the artists, urging more delicate ways to tackle obscenities and drug propaganda in their songs than arrests and concert bans.
Rap music may seem an unlikely subject for the President’s QA session, but it’s now a hot topic in Russian society. Several hip-hop stars recently had their concerts outside Moscow and St Petersburg canceled at the last minute.
One of them, Husky, was even slapped with a 12-day arrest for staging an unsanctioned street gig after his show was called off. He was released after a few days though, due to public pressure.
When addressing Putin on the issue, an Interfax journalist decried the treatment of the artists. “I’m going to ask you about one word you already know – ‘rappers,” she said.
This made the head of state laugh as he could only wonder: “Why are you questioning my abilities like that?”
Taking up a more serious tone, the President agreed that arrests of hip-hop artists and concert bans “give the opposite result to the desired one. Nothing good will come out of it.”
However, he pointed out that there was also “nothing good” about obscene language and propaganda of drugs in the lyrics of many of the rap songs.
“Why do we need our youths to use drugs and why should we indulge the propaganda of drugs? It’s degradation of society; degradation of the youth; degradation of the nation. Do we want to degrade?” he wondered.
Rappers do. That is why “rap music” exists.
It is designed to bring all society down to the level of primitive apes.
The state “can’t look idly” at such things, the president said, but added that it should be handled in a delicate manner.
Putin clarified on Thursday that his words never meant that rappers should be “grabbed and forbidden from doing anything.”
“Other means are needed here. Do we have such means? Of course, we have. We need to… accurately and calmly promote the attractiveness of other values,” he said.
Yeah, good luck.
Rap music is a scientific way of degrading society, driving it down into a degenerate state.
The only solution is a ban.
It is a global plague.
That rapping Chinaman in the phone has Russian “style” written on his neck, meaning that Russia is contributing to this global plague, so they have an international responsibility.
Tattoos should also be banned.
I am so sick of seeing attractive women with tattoos. And they do not look especially good on men either. They are obscene.
Anything done under the guise of “art” that is not beautiful or emotionally moving is harmful.