The states of Kansas and Indiana have banned thousands of rock and rap CDs from their libraries.
The extreme move comes from the attorney generals of each state, both of whom are Republican. Artists whose records you won't be able to borrow from your local Kansas/Indiana library include OutKast and Rage Against The Machine.
A spokesman for Kansas attorney general Phill Kane stated that they did not want to distribute materials that promoted violence or offensive behavior, which, of course, OutKast do. Sorry Ms Jackson, your kid's going home empty handed today...
Some 7,000 CDs have been withheld across the two states.
BUT GET THIS... heavyweight hip hop/R&B producer Babyface has rounded up a host of stars to appear on a pro-voting record! Guess he's siding with the Democrats. Missy Elliott, Brandy, Eve, Mary J Blige and Wyclef Jean are among the artists making an appearance on 'Wake Up Everybody'. The song will apparently empower young voters, no doubt pissed at the fact that they can't get 'Evil Empire' at their library.
The US Presidential elections take place in November.