Rap Essay

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From the 2pacs of the world to the Ludacris’s, rap has rapidly transitioned into the music industry in the past twenty-five years to become a global art form for many around the globe. However, much like every other form of music, rap has listeners who don’t approve of it, therefore accusing the genre of causing violent-oriented influence on the youth. This is where Eminem would be introduced to the topic; Eminem is one of the world's best-selling music artists. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, Selling more than 80 million albums and over 120 million singles worldwide. Being as well renowned as he is, he works as a clear-cut example of many other artists who are accused of being an influence for violence for the youth. Music much like everything else could be altered towards the bad however, it depends on what you take from it; even the youth should have a certain sense of differentiation, which in this case is being able to take the positive from rap. Eminem could be considered a symbol for many artists, because rap contains a very large teenager fan base. Eminem being as famous as he is, uses a format many rappers if not most use, which is profanity. Profanity is one of the main reasons rap could be seen as a ‘vulgur’ form of music. Now these uses of profanity could be harmful if people got used to swearing, but the real ignorance lies in ignoring the message of the music because of a certain swear word used. Eminem for example is constantly seen singing about his personnel life whether it be his domestic problems with his wife and kids or problems with other rappers. Now again for many it could be just another rapper ‘babbling’ about his life in the ‘ghetto’... ... middle of paper ... ...re, that differentiation is the real difference and violence isn’t something merely triggered by hip-hop. Refrences Beresin, E. V. (1999). Media violence and youth. Academic Psychiatry, 23(2), 111. Retrieved from: http://ezproxy.aus.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/196504193?accountid=16946 Ross,M (2012). This Eminem May Melt Your Ears. In A. Abusalim Where I stand: The center and the periphery (1st ed, pp.253-254) Pearson: London Bump, P. (2014, January 7). As Hip-Hop Became More Popular, Crime Dropped. Thanks, Hip-Hop!. The Wire. Retrieved April 26, 2014, from http://www.thewire.com/politics/2014/01/how-hip-hop-music-ended-violent-crime-united-states-sort/356783/ ROBERT HILBURN. (1989). RAP: Striking tales of black frustration and pride shake the pop mainstream. Los Angeles, Calif: Times Mirror Company.

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  • Explains that rap has become a global art form for many around the globe. eminem is an example of many other artists who are accused of being an influence for violence for the youth.
  • Analyzes how eminem is a symbol for many artists because he uses profanity, which is harmful if people get used to swearing.
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