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'Essence' Campaign to Clean Up Rap Lyrics

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'Essence' Campaign to Clean Up Rap Lyrics

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'Essence' Campaign to Clean Up Rap Lyrics

'Essence' Campaign to Clean Up Rap Lyrics

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NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates reports on the campaign started by editors at Essence magazine against sexist and demeaning lyrics in many current rap songs. (LANGUAGE WARNING: This segment contains music with sexually suggestive language and derogatory terms applied to women.)