Friday, December 12, 2008

Tupac censored in an interesting way on a Seattle radio station

I won't tell you which one but it was one of the few R&B stations up here. The song was"Keep ya head up", a classic song, one with no swear words whatsoever. But one lyric was mysteriously missing, making the next part of it not make sense and be really awkward. This is what they cut out: "While the rich kids is drivin Benz "

And here is the original lyric

"And now my son's getten older and older and cold
From havin the world on his shoulders
While the rich kids is drivin Benz
I'm still tryin to hold on to survivin friends
And it's crazy, it seems it'll never let up, but
please... you got to keep your head up"

So the "While the rich kids is drivin Benz" was just plain cut out of it.

Interesting. Later there was a commercial for a mall on the East Side called the Bellevue Collection. Bellevue is the ultra-rich suburb where many Microsoft people and rich people in general live, only superseded by Mercer Island for wealth. That commercial actually said "The Bellevue Collection, 'It's just, different [white], people are really happy here [rich and white]", my additions there.

Guess you can't alienate the poser white kids and their older brothers who are now all grown up and have money, now, can we?

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