Hungarian Authorities Clamp Down On Radio Over Ice-T Rap Song

(AllHipHop News) A radio station in Budapest, Hungary is under investigation for playing a record by rap artist Ice-T, in violation of tough new media laws.The Media Authority in Budapest fired off an eight-page letter to executives at Tilos Radio on December 13th, for playing the “It’s On” by Ice-T on September 2nd, in what has been labeled “Ice-T Gate.”Although the controversial media laws officially went into effect today (January 1st), The Media Authority  has been monitoring stations in the country for months.Executives at Tilos published and released the letter to media outlets in Hungary, which included an English transcription of Ice-T’s lyrics, in addition to a Hungarian version. Tilos also issued a response to the Media Authorities accusations, claiming among other things, that Hungarians cannot understand the English, nor the slang in the song “It’s On,” which was originally featured on Ice’s 1993 album Home Invasion. Additionally, Tilos published a pie chart showing that less than 4% of their listeners were under 18, while 74% were between the ages of 18 and 35. Ice-T, who tested the limits of American media in 1992 with the controversial song “Cop Killer,” responded to the whole issue via his official Twitter page. “I love it! The world still fears me,” Ice-T tweeted late last night (December 31st).

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