Media Research Question: Is there a real connection between hip hop culture and Juvenile delinquency In adolescents? Hypothesis: The more young adults are exposed to explicit hip hop culture the more likely they are to be influenced and practice what the lyrics in the song preach. Many sociologists wonder what have influenced such negative behavior amongst adolescents in society? What if it was music? In this paper I will find out if there is a real connection between hip hop and Juvenile delinquency in adolescents.
The Webster dictionary defines juvenile delinquency as ‘conduct by a Juvenile characterized by antisocial behavior that is beyond parental control and therefore subject to legal action and defines hip hop as ‘a subculture especially of Inner-city youths who are typically devotees of rap music. We can look at hip hop artist Big L’s lyrics at the kind of message being preached “Allay, you Annotative flee hops, or get your head flown three blocks L keep rapper’s hearts pumping like Rebooks
And every year I gain clout and my name sprouts Some brothers still be virgins if the crack never came out got the wild style, always been a foul child My guns go BOOM BOOM, and you’ guns go pop-pop I’m known to have a Hattie open, I keep the Scottie smoking’ Front and get half the bones in your body broken And when it comes to getting noise I’m not a rookie I got girls that make that chick Toni Brannon look like Whoop I run with sturdy cliques I’m never Hilton’ dirty chicks.