'Essence' Campaign to Clean Up Rap Lyrics 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.)
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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

'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.)