Essay On Rap Music

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Katasia Green
Mrs. Hunt
Research Paper
1 March 2013
Violence in Rap music
Rap music has become more of a distinctive music genre over the past few decades. Rap music and hip hop is only good for dance and for parties too. Sources of information that describe people growing oppression, and declining for advancement. Its sounds, images, and attitude consist of the people, races and cultures. There are many rappers in the business who use negative and bad language such as Grandmaster Flash, Run DMC, Public Enemy, Ice-T, N.W.A., Ice Cube, Salt 'n' Pepa, Queen Latifah, Wu-Tang Clan, and Snoop Doggy Dog. Most of these rappers are the most influential and controversial groups in the history of African American rap music .The violence…show more content…

In the industry there are some good and bad music artists. I believe in the late 80s their were some good music, now in my generalization the music industry is just all about the money life. It has a large in impact on the children today. Today all I hear about is the money, drugs, gangs, and clothes. It hurt me that in today society we are just focus on who coming out or what’s coming out next. The rap music tell people how to eat, what to wear, what gang to be in, what to smoke, how to talk to women wrong. That should not be in the music industry. We should listen to things like school, education, and the good things to do. Violence shows the negative and wrong things. Violence is the genre’s primary commodity and it’s currently of choice. The lyrics that kids and adults listen to make them do the things that they never through they would do. Teens that spend most of their time watching the sex and violence depicted in the gangster rap music video are likely to practice this behavior action in real life. Rap video influence behavior across other racial, gender, and social lines. Rap music is the way of expressing the way life is on the streets. There are a lot of people who can tell their life stories because most of them went though things like that. Some people get upset over the things like what’s hood is doing the most. Beefing up security and police for hip-hop and rap events. The way things happen because of the economic system makes

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People are surrounded by music every day of their lives. They hear it in their homes, on the radio on their way to work; some people have even caught themselves humming the tune of their favorite song to themselves. But how many people actually listen and not just hear the music they are listening to? Teens in particular don’t realize the message behind the music they are quoting the lyrics to, or the effect it has on them. In today’s culture where rap music has become increasingly popular, many teens aren’t realizing what they are listening to. A lot of teens would argue that the music they listen to has no effect on them, but they are wrong. Rap music, especially, has had a major impact on teenagers in today’s society. The lyrics of…show more content…

In other words, violent lyrics can lead to violent thoughts and actions. Rap lyrics didn’t always have messages of violence sprinkled in them. According to the article “Media Violence Causes Youth Violence,” “Studies show that modern music lyrics have become increasingly explicit, particularly concerning sex, drugs, and, most troubling, violence against women” (Senate Committee). McWhorter, a senior in public policy at the Manhattan Institute who studies various aspects of race and ethnicity, stated, “Rap took a dark turn in the early 1980s, as this ‘bubble gum’ music gave way to a ‘gangsta’ style that picked up where blaxploitation left off. Now top rappers are writing edgy lyrics celebrating street warfare of drugs and promiscuity” (McWhorter). The lyrics of today’s top rap songs are sending the wrong kinds of messages to young teens. Many of today’s rap songs have underlying messages that promote bad values. Morrison states, “Marketing messages of hate and violence to children sends the signal that violence is widespread and normal, that it is acceptable to abuse women, and that there is glamour in lawlessness” (Morrison). Teens are listening to music that sends the messages that it is okay for men to beat their wives and girlfriends because they are above the law. This has had an extremely negative effect in the black community. As stated by McWhorter, “Rap music is harmful to the black community because it

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