Kidz Bop 18, the newest installment in the ‘Kidz Bop’ series, took a different turn than all its previous albums. Kidz Bop 18 is focused more on the ‘hood’, or the ghetto as many of the songs are Kidz Bop versions of famous gangsta rap or street music. Songs ranging from Eazy-E’s “Boyz In Tha Hood” to N.W.A.’s world famous “Straight Outta Compton”, this album takes Kidz Bop to a new level of song covering.
Known for their use of preteen children as their vocalists singing over instrumentals, or even just thesong itself, parents are outraged at the thought of young Timmy repeating a lot of the vile and discriminating phrases said in most of the songs on the album. “I can’t believe it,” Said Nora Falopian, a mother of two who go to Fitch High School, “how can they let kids that young repeat things that we banned on the radio at the time they came out?” Nora told me that she will not be buying the new Kidz Bop album as it would ‘corrupt their [her children’s] morals.’
But not all people share Falopian’s view. Jamal ‘J-Styles’ Jackson, a local of PQ and a former Fitch dropout, is excited to hear the Kidz Bop covers of his favourite songs. “I hear my lil’brotha rappin’ along to all the songs I got on my radio an think it’s mad [meaning very] funny. Now I can be havin’ this on my iPod an laugh anywhere, yuh’know?” When I mentioned Falopian’s name to Jackson, he just sucked his teeth and said, “She ain’t knowin’ nothin’. This the sound of the streets, this what goin’ on, right. This what is happenin’. People need to know ‘bout it.”
What do you guys think? It's not finished, but I was assigned to the newspaper to do a Satirical story, so I decided to do something on Kidz Bop. I think it turned out pretty well, haha.
Any constructive suggestions / ideas would be pretty cool.