The Kansas attorney general has withheld more than 1,600 compact discs from distribution to state libraries because officials determined the albums promote violence or illegal activity, records show.
The albums removed by Attorney General Phill Kline’s office were part of 51,000 discs given to Kansas as part of a nationwide settlement to resolve allegations of price fixing.
The CDs included recordings by 25 musicians, including rap artists such as OutKast and Notorious B.I.G., rock bands Rage Against the Machine and Stone Temple Pilots, and even older acts such as Lou Reed and the 1980s experimental group Devo.
Rapper Valtonyc and his lawyer confirmed they have appealed to the Spanish Supreme Court to repeal a 3.5-year prison sentence on charges over to his lyrics.
Pakistan's relationship with music remains tenuous with religious leaders and police threatening and raiding music events or banning music outright.