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Picks and Pans Review: Banned in the U.s.a.

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Luke, featuring 2 Live Crew

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness—sure. Freedom of speech—no problem. But just point out the spot on the parchment where the Constitution provides for rappers who are whiningly opportunistic and stultifyingly boring, as if such lines as “We like gettin’ paid/ We like gettin’ laid” are anything other than a confession of lack of talent. (Luke/Atlantic)