104: Ice-T - Freedom of Speech

Today Ronnie talks about a little Ice-T, a little PMRC, and a little naked RATM. This could be interesting… or boring. This episode does not have a parental advisory.

Homework

Freedom of Speech by Ice-T is off his album The Iceberg/Freedom of Speech.

Lyrics Discussed

Freedom of Speech, let ‘em take it from me
Next they’ll take it from you, then what you gonna do?
Let ‘em censor books, let ‘em censor art
PMRC, this is where the witch hunt starts
You’ll censor what we see, we read, we hear, we learn
The books will burn
You better think it out
We should be able to say anything, our lungs were meant to shout
Say what we feel, yell out what’s real
Even though it may not bring mass appeal
Your opinion is yours, my opinion is mine
If you don’t like what I’m sayin’? Fine
But don’t close it, always keep an open mind
A man who fails to listen is blind
We only got one right left in the world today
Let me have it or throw The Constitution away

The History

PMRC’s ‘Filthy 15’: Where Are They Now?

1985 PMRC/Senate Hearings: Then and Now

Dee Snider’s PMRC Senate Hearing Speech Full

Frank Zappa’s PMRC Senate Hearing Speech

John Denver’s PMRC Senate Hearing Speech

Other Links

Rhyme Pays by Ice-T

My Playlist is Killer Shirt

Thanks for listening and have a great couple of weeks.

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