How Artists Make A Song “Clean” For Radio

3 years ago
Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” is the top songs in the country. However, the lyrics of the song on the clean version are very different from the explicit version. How does this happen, and who is in charge of creating this? Genius spoke with Elton Chueng, mixing engineer to DaBaby, Smino, and more for tools of the trade. We also interviewed Hot 97 Music director TT Torrez for information on why a clean version is important for radio.