BOISE, ID – Quick Gem Staters, hide the Biggie Smalls! The state of Idaho is banning hip-hop music!
The Idaho State Legislature unanimously passed a bill on Friday that prohibits anyone in the state from playing hip-hop or rap.
Under the new law, anyone caught listening to hip-hop would be slapped with a $3,000 fine, or worse, could face up to seven months in prison.
Legislators from the Idaho House of Reps said the decision to ban hip-hop was based on a study conducted by University of Idaho scientists, which showed that rap music can have adverse effects on young listeners.
“Rap music leads to violence,” said Republican Sharon Maclean. “So if you want to get rid of the violence, you have to get rid of rap music. It’s that simple.”
The law would also prohibit Idaho radio stations from playing “anything that resembles hip-hop music,” including reggae, techno, dancehall, and pop.
“I’m just trying to raise my kids in a wholesome environment,” said John Stiglitz, a resident of Boise and father of two, “and if that means getting rid of rap music, then so be it.”
“It’s a shame, though,” added Stiglitz. “I really enjoyed Kanye’s phat beats.”

Though the bill received overwhelming support in Congress, some Gem Staters feel that the new resolution is a blatant attack on hip-hop culture.
“This is unfair,” said Mike Williams, a 23-year-old rapper from Nampa whose stage name is Thuggy Bumpkins. “Hip-hop is a way for people to express themselves through music. It’s not violent. I’ve listened to hip-hop all my life, and not once have I done anything illegal.”
Williams, along with other Idaho-based rappers, launched a campaign against the bill called “Rappers Against the Prohibition,” or RAP. They’ve already organized several protests and “rap-ins” around the state.
“Our mission is to get people out in the streets,” said Williams. “Our voices need to be heard. This anti-rap bill is unfair and it must be stopped!”
But despite the voices of opposition, those in the Idaho State Legislature show no signs of backing down.
“They can complain all they want,” said Democrat Mark Harping. “But we’re standing firm in our decision to ban rap. If they want to beef, tell them to bring it on!”
So, is the new bill unfair? Leave a comment below and tell us what you think. Bonus points if your comment rhymes!

61 thoughts on “IDAHO BANS HIP-HOP!”

  1. this is so unfair there are studies that say country leads to sudicies and depression why not take that away as well but i bet 90% of them listen to that so why would they take away some thing they like. if you think about its just another form of racisim. idaho should not be allowed to tell us what we can listen to its not there call. HELLO did they forget about freedom of speech. eveyone in idaho should stand up and not let them do this to use its not fair and they dont have the right to tell us what we can and cannot listen to soon the radio is just going to be filled with their kind of music. i dont want that to happen just to them they fuck up big time with the new generation that is able to vote cause im for not going to vote for them to get into office again.

  2. Honestly krazy loc is right. Music is music. Just because you or anyone else doesnt like it, doesnt make it bad, or evil, and krazy loc, i love that idaho song you have on youtube.

  3. Oh shit, krazy loc, what up homie? Idaho cant ban rap music, damn racist hillbillys, if you dont like rap, listen to whatever you do like, simple as that. DUH. hahaha ay brenda that idaho jams cool but have you heard his new jam called krazy loc?? Homie had a swag attack, real talk.

  4. Aye yo, my man Dedicated Servers is straight hip hop aint law guy gun tell us what we can cant do naw mean?

  5. good rap concerts and hip-hop concerts have been banned in every state sice the 90's. Rap performed in some karioke bars and hip-hop in very few night clubs..
    2Pac look alike died in santa Rosa, CA dumb impersonater.
    isaac daniel shoff


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