When Rap Lyrics Get Censored, Even on the Explicit Version

Q-Tip on A Tribe Called Quest's "Excursions" (1991)

Lyrics Censored: "That continually, I pop my Zulu [shit]...but if your sis is a [bitch], brother is a jerk."

It's likely that at least one of sampled artists—the Last Poets, Shades of Brown, or Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers—required censorship before clearance.

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