I read something today which surprised me. It turns out that broadcasters in Jamaica have completely censored tunes on the radio, so I looked it up and found this little piece..
“KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican regulators say they are forbidding all explicit references to sex and violence over the airwaves.
The new rules from the island’s broadcast commission ban any song or music video that depicts sexual acts or glorifies gun violence, murder, rape (fair enough) or arson.
The Saturday announcement follows a February 6th ban that specifically targeted Dancehall tunes and videos depicting “daggering” — a dance style popular among Jamaican youth that features pelvic grinding simulating sex.
The beat-driven fusion of reggae and rap known as “Dancehall” is hugely popular indespite recurrent controversy over its lyrics and the dance style.
The latest ban also targets Hip Hop and Soca, athat originated in .” – Via news.yahoo.com
I’ve just watched a video by Mr Vegas called “Daggering” and really its more funny than it is inciting of murder, rape or arson. I suppose in the literal meaning of the word it could be argued that it does, that kinda speaks for itself but this a bit silly really!
What next ? Shall we ban songs about smoking weed?
Like R Kelly before the various golden shower incidents; I dont see nothin wrong with a little bump and grind…