When a song is popular it drills itself in the the minds of the adolescent. When a teen hears Tupac and pick up a gun after being desensitized to violence or listening to Wiz Khalifa they start smoking or drinking and doing drugs which ruins so many lives .Many artists are looked down for publicly using drugs such as Wiz khalifa or Eminem. As well as many other artists promote violence or used it explicitly such 2Pac (Abram).When rappers or artists in general start using degrading terms for music in general as in shown in Malcolm X’s article when he quotes Aaron McGruder when he says "I don't mean b!+(h in a disrespectful way, I mean it as a general term for women," (Abram).when degrading ter... ... middle of paper ... ...b. 4 Dec. 2013. . Eby, Lloyd.
Have you ever watched a rap song’s music video? If yes, what did you notice about it? The amount of drugs, alcohol, and violence in it, or the swearing, stacks of money, and highly expensive items? Rappers mainly associate their music with very negative aspects to life. A great example of this is the excessive talk of alcohol and drug abuse throughout their music.
When there was an artist who was not always happy and did sing about PG rated topics, they were blamed for what was wrong with the world, especially teenagers. In his article ‘I’d Sell You Suicide: Pop Music and Moral Panic in the Age of Marilyn Manson”, Robert Wright delves into and debunks claims that rock music, especially that of Marilyn Manson, is a main cause for teenage suicide. The title of this article says a lot about the content. In one line the author sums up the premise of the article. We can understand the title more intricately by splitting it up into three parts.
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.
Gang violence increased as many capitalized on this new market the distribution of crack cocaine. Neighborhoods in gang infested Los Angeles areas were not immune to the violence of gangs. The Rolling 60’s were one of the first cliques or sets to take root in the Los Angeles area of South Central. Adopting their name from the numbered streets between Slauson and Florence avenues. In those days the Rolling 60’s could be vicious in the defense of their neighborhood.
The attempted censorship of music is not just because people need a cause to fight. In today's society there are many problems that experts feel are directly related to music. Some of these problems are suicide, murder and sexual assault. Many people argue that it is not only music made for entertainment purposes. Many parents and experts argue that rappers and musicians use vulgar, profane, sexually explicit lyrics to target the teenage market because money is a major issue and this kind of media is a hot commodity.
However, headlines of blow what had happened out of proportion, with headlines saying “‘Day of Terror by Scooter Groups’ (Daily Telegraph), ‘Wild Ones Invade Seaside – 97 arrests’ (Daily Mirror)” (Luce, 2013). From this, people started to look at youths as trouble makers and just causing crimes. Which in fact they were not and it was only a small group of people in society. However, the media made it look like it was all youths, so from this societies perspective on certain groups had changed and things which were ok before had now become as deviant behaviour or criminal. This shows the crime is both a social construction and a social fact because something which society didn’t
Unfortunately, many times the media tells us things that have a major negative impact on individual and collective identity. Without the media, we would see a positive shift in the way people view themselves as individuals and as a collective. From Beethoven, to the rap artists of today, music has developed from classical masterpieces to garbage that glorifies negative behaviour. Rap, or gangster rap as it is commonly known, is a form of music that glamorizes thug life. This glamorization is destroying our communities and urban centers.
Men and women are targeted in rap songs. Drugs are talked about in the song’s and go hand in hand with the making of songs. Many children and teens are unconsciously being affected by rap and it will turn into more than that. Today’s rap industry has cruel messages directed towards both genders. Rappers use words to hide the actual meaning.
The song resulted in people expressing disgust to the police while protesting, or rioting all over the world. The FBI believed that the phrase “advocated violence and assault”(“The FBI Agent Who Hunted N.W.A”). This phrase did not necessarily create the issue at hand but it did fuel the fire of distrust between African Americans and police. Some may argue that without censorship certain scenarios can have a negative outcome. Other media outlets like internet are also displaying negative effects like “Children, exposed to pornography through the Internet or other popular media tend to model their own behavior and