Girl who dances in a cage (cagekitten) wrote,
Girl who dances in a cage

explicit vs. clean

I'm starting to feel like I can't win with these hip/hop songs on iTunes. I downloaded a couple for classes and chose the "Clean" version because I have a professional class and swearing just isn't necessary in the song lyrics. But it turns out the "clean" version of the songs sound silly because there is just empty space (no singing) where the dirty word used to be. It interrupts the flow of the rapping or singing and we all know what he's saying there anyway.

Last night I went to download "Let's Go" by Trick Daddy because I heard it on the radio and thought it would be a great song for performing. I chose the regular explicit version so I won't have all those blank spots in the song that they do in the clean version. Boy do I regret that. Imagine my surprise after I downloaded it and listened to it. It turns out they say "fuck" 23 times in this song and "nigger" 14 times. Yes, I actually counted. I so do NOT want to perform to it now. Nor do I want to pay to download the song yet a second time for the clean version. I feel like once you pay for a song, you shouldn't have to pay for it a second time. Why doesn't iTunes have the radio edits instead of just making you choose between the explicit version or one with the swear words blanked out?

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