Eminem to start censorship-free radio station
Satellite radio is a private industry which is not monitored by the FCC and many artists who have faced censorship troubles in the past are beginning to look at satellite for their much desired freedom of expression. Think of it like HBO for music – just like Tony Soprano or Samantha Jones, the hip-hoppers can cuss all they want. Eminem has personally come under fire many times for his lyrical content, with the FCC even penalizing radio stations with monetary fines for daring to play his music. The yet-to-be-named channel will feature Eminem, DJ Green Lantern and other Shady artists hosting shows uncut and uncensored.
“Once upon a time not too long ago, the Feds wanted all my music off the air,” Eminem said in a statement. “Now we’ll be on Sirius 24 hours a day, playing the best hip-hop … not just from Shady Records, but from everywhere.”
Eminem has also taken this censor-free concept to television with the Shady Records partnership with Universal Music Group and the owners of the adult erotica monolith Vivid Entertainment. 1 AM is a subscription-based channel that offers uncut and uncensored hip-hop content. The Sirius radio show will be included with every Sirius subscription at no extra charge.