Influence Of Rap Music

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Throughout the past years Hip Hop and Rap artist use their music to express their views, opinions, and how they are feelings in their songs. From the artist lyrics someone will have an understanding of what the artist is talking about because either they have done the same things or is having the same problem. The first amendment of the constitution is freedom of speech and that,s what hip hop artist are doing. One of the most significant positive influences of hip hop music is that an entire segment of the population developed a way to relate their experience artistically to the world. Much of the style and the language used was determined by the lives and cultures of the artists. Since most hip hop artists were of African decent, much of…show more content…
Music is very powerful. It can control people’s emotions and change the way they act. What people see in music videos or lyrics may affect what they do, especially teens. One of the music genres, hip-hop, caused many arguments since its appearance in the late 20th century. The reason is some hip-hop song lyrics include violence, sex, vulgar language, drugs, and alcohol use. Unfortunately, teenagers are the number one fans of this music. Most parents worry about these negative influences of hip-hop and rap on the teenagers still too young to choose what is right or wrong. They as well as educators need to control or even stop this music. I strongly believe that hip-hop and rap music have lots of dangerous effects on today’s youth, especially the violence, sex, and bad…show more content…
Some of them have no important role model in their lives, so they look up to a rap or hip-hop artist. When a role model influences teens, they tend to do and say the same things that person does. In some ways, this could have a negative impact on youth. For example, one of rap groups, N.W.A. sang a song, “F_ _k the Police” in 1988. This song expressed hatred and violence towards police. The words, “Beat the police outta shape, When I’m finished, it’s gonna be a bloodbath, of cops, dying in L.A., Put in my clip, it all depends on the size of the gat.” This song depicted images of gangs, guns, and violence, yet it became very popular. These violent lyrics in songs can be a trigger for some teenagers to start fights, even kill others. Teens can act violent like their role model listening to and singing along with the lyrics. It tends to send harmful messages to its listeners and does not lead to moral lives. Conclusion: hip hop music has influenced the culture of the world by presenting its hard hitting lyrics with an upbeat tempo of music that provides great entertainment, yet can send inappropriate messages about violence and the treatment of
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