Banned because of the “G” word

September 18, 2011 by Ric Hansen

The Black Eyed Peas are one of those groups who have managed to walk the tight rope of acceptability while selling millions and millions.  But one silly little word out of hundreds in the lyrics of  “Don’t Stop the Party” (their newest) that had to rhyme with  identical, Aboriginal and pinnacle in the opening rap of the song spoiled it.    Yup, “get up off my genitals” lands their newest song high atop the Safe Songs, “DO NOT PLAY” list.   I jumped on the phone with Jim Weisz from  “Prime Cuts” the musical provider to thousands of the nations top DJs to inquire if there was an edited version.  Nope.

But wait one of our School Dance Network member DJ’s says Promo Only has released an edit without the use of this embarrassing body part.

I know,  genitals, is just a biological term …..but somehow the undisguised use of the word in that context,  just is not going to fly at homecoming.

If you can find, or create a “G-less” version, go for it.

BTW.   The School Dance Network has just launched the new, content rich, website with tons of insight and information for school administrators and DJ’s doing School Dances.  Check it out.  If you like it…become a DJ member.  (50 bucks)  We are working hard to make it the best $50 dollar investment you’ll ever make in your dance business.

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Ric Hansen is a Seattle radio executive who also created one of America’s largest event marketing companies that specializes in producing literally thousands of mobile DJ school dance events in most major cities across the country. His unique promotional partnership with many of the country’s highly successful radio stations has gained him notoriety in the radio industry, mobile DJ industry and with school administrators nationwide. His School Dance Network website (http://www.schooldancenetwork.com) is the go-to resource for schools, and mobile DJs looking to provide safe, clean and age appropriate dance events, yet at the same time provide high-energy and engaging dance events for teens.


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