Clean Versions of Hip-Hop Songs – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

Clean Versions of Hip-Hop Songs – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show


– I am always intrigued
by people who want rappers to perform, but they want the
clean versions of the songs. Mostly because I’m always
fascinated by the people who are listening to the
clean version and like, do they just not know
what’s going on there? (audience laughing) Like, are there some
people at these events where like a rapper comes
and performs and like he’s got lewd lyrics and
then the rapper’s up there and he’s like, “I stick
my- in her- and she knows that it’s like-
and I know that I,” and then there’s some
people in the audience that are like, “I wonder
what he’s thinking?” (audience laughing) “I wonder, I wonder,” like
what do you think is happening in the song, like what? Clean versions of
hiphop songs are such a strange concept to me. Why would you want
hiphop without hiphop? (audience laughing) “I like it, I like hiphop a lot. I just don’t like some
of the things they say.” Which parts? “Oh you know, the
cussing, you know, yeah, just like the lewd sexual acts, other than that I love hiphop.” (audience laughing) You sure you don’t like country? “No I like hiphop. I like hiphop a lot.” They should make clean versions of other songs for other people. Like other styles of music. ‘Cause maybe cursing
is not something that effects you, maybe
you don’t like country because you don’t
like heartbreak. So you can be like, “Can
I get a clean version of a country song, but without
the heart break in the song?” And then when they sing
it, it just doesn’t have the heartbreak at all. So it’d just be like, ♪ Mary Jane she- my heart ♪ (audience laughing) It’s like, yeah, I don’t want
to hear about heartbreak. It’s the clean version,
that’s what this is. (electric music)

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  1. Sincerely thank you for your perfect timing Noah, you just saved me from blowing a fuse reading the shit trump is unleashing on the world. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  2. I mean there can be a little bit of suspense regarding what exactly they are smoking (it's bipped in French rap sometimes, I don't know about the US though), but other than that….

  3. Clean versions are the weirdest concept in music. If you don't like cussing or lewd lyrics go find an artist that doesn't use any of it. You know like Will Smith

  4. I apologize in behalf of Trevor, I'm sure he'll change his views about cuss in hiphop songs once we have kids. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. There are Christian Rappers and Hip Hop artists as well as Reggaetรณn artists.. I just find it silly to ask for Snoop to censor himself, like really?

  6. Trevor the clean versions are so middle and high schools can play what's currently popular but not get in trouble, at a dance. So that way theyre just 98% lame instead of 100% lame. Also no one ever listens to the lyrics of a song, censored or not. No one. Its just the actual music people like, so this way the kids can enjoy it.

  7. I really don't get clean versions of songs. Who are these – that listen to all the – cutouts in songs and still can enjoy the – out of them? You missing half of the – song you -! – !

  8. I know both version but I like the clean version sounds like a good remix or a DJ scratching on a record…sounds extra cool gives it some extra sound effects.

  9. Trevor needs to broaden his musical scope, there's so much more to hip hop than girls, guns and ganja. Check out "The World is Mind" by KRS-One.

  10. Funny enough there is one cleaned-up song because it is just way too funny. The censored version of Princeโ€™s Sexy Mother-(Prince Scream) is probably the funniest censored song of all time. Just because of that high pitched Prince scream sample there, you just have to hear it to believe it. That is if you donโ€™t fall over laughing first.

  11. Iโ€™m a teacher. When you hear a 2nd grade child singing โ€œPercocets, Molly Percocets,โ€ thereโ€™s a problem. I grew up listening to Gangstarr, Wu Tang, Snoop and Warren G but not until my teen years. My love for hiphop is conflicting when 8 year old children idolize those who promote drugs and sex. And itโ€™s hard to blame parents because it is everywhere. What do you do when young girls idolize someone like Cardi B? Someone who talks about stripping, fucking and not giving a fuck then appears on Nickelodeon???? Kids are learning about adult shit way too quick which has a dangerous affect on child development. And you are right โ€œcleanโ€ versions make zero difference. Trevor, what are your thoughts on this? Thanks!

    Update: Music has always been dirty. Rock nโ€™ Roll and 80โ€™s Metal heavily promoted sex and heroine. I get it. But letโ€™s be real, itโ€™s gotten much worse.

  12. This is why I purely have explicit versions on my Device. You just don't get the full experience of what they mean. I listened to Drip with Cardi B on it that my friend sent me and it was clean and I didn't like it as much as the explicit version

  13. I love explaining to my mom that the songs she likes is about sex. She will singalong to lyrics taking off clothes and this womans like "theyre just changing from work"

  14. Rap doesnโ€™t have to be just sex, money, or drugs…. and if thatโ€™s the formula rappers gotta stick to at LEAST make the lyrics meaningful! But most of them canโ€™t even do that ๐Ÿ™„

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