Saturday, July 10, 2010

80s Jams #19: N.W.A. "Express Yourself" (1988)

Unlike most songs by N.W.A, "Express Yourself" is almost devoid of profanity and violent content. The song's lyrics center around ideas of free expression and the constraints placed on rappers by radio censorship. In 1990, the Australian government youth radio station Triple J played the song on continuous loop for 24 hours (360 times in a row) whilst the station went on a protest strike against censorship. -- wikipedia

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