American rappers NECRO and KHIA's latest albums have been deemed unsuitable for anyone under the age of 18 in Australia - under new censorship rules.

The AUSTRALIAN RECORD INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (Aria) introduced a four-level censorship guideline three years ago.

The first two levels warn about the explicit content of a recording, while level three is a ban of sale to persons under the age of 18.

Necro's BRUTALITY PART ONE and Khia's raunchy single MY NECK, MY BACK - as well as her album THUG MISSES - have been banned under the censorship rules, marking the first time the level three punishment has been enforced.

Level four, which no one has achieved yet, is a total ban in Australia.

09/03/2004 14:42