Have you ever listened to or overheard a rap song and thought about how vulgar it was and wonder how something like that ever made It to the public? Well if you think rap music has a negative Influence on people, you’re not alone. Since the late sass’s rap music has been called the Anti Christ in our culture, because of it’s so-called influence in people’s life. People swear up and down that the music is why people, especially the youth resort to violent crimes. Rap is defined as a style of popular music consisting of improvised rhymes performed to a rhythmic accompaniment.
It didn’t really become popular until the early ass’s. Over the years It has become mainstream music, everyone Is listening to It. In 1989 a local group called N. W. A. (Inning Wit Attitudes) came from out of L. A. And changed rap, which was the start of Gangs Rap. In their lyrics they talked about crime, street violence and killing. Once they were a huge hit, it caught on, and really that’s when all this madness started. Everyone started rapping gangs style. More and more people started rapping about police brutality and killing people and with that, crime rose to high levels.
In all these years of rap though: there are three people who took the most criticism from the public. Dry. Deer is one. After N. W. A. Broke up he went on to do his own thing, and after he released “The Chronic” he became a star. He took rap to a higher level where it never been before. He was rapping about drive by’s, having sex with hundreds of women, drinking alcohol all-day and so on. By this time the crime rate was sky high. Most rappers loved the style Dry. Deer created, and so they tried to take that style and create something of their own. Dry.
Deer he helped a rising star Snoop Doggy Dog to become a big star by guest staring on his “The Chronic” album. Snoop released “Doggy Style” and it was a hit. His style, similar to Dress, made it a hit. It was his best-selling album to date. Congress tried every way they could to keep youth from listening to this music because they felt it was making them commit crimes. Snoop was charged not to long after his release for murder which he soon was found not guilty. Congress soon made a label for Cad’s and tapes that said “Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics”.
This ay parents could be aware of the type of music their kids listen to and could choose if they would like to allow them to listen to it. The third man to take the most heat and who still continues to is Tuba Shaker. He has been in trouble with the law and public since his first album to even now after his death. He was arrested for numerous charges such as battery, attempted murder, and rape. In 1994 two 17- year-olds shot some police officers and said they did because they heard it in Tuba’s music.
Congress says they are “concerned about children’s exposure to music with dull content,” but really can’t do too much because they have to respect the first amendment which says we have “Freedom of Speech. ” In two states they have announced plans to possibly ban minors from attending concerts or buy things that could contain “objectionable” materials. Gangs raps Influence doesn’t only apply to young black males, although that Is the Asians, Latinist, or anybody who listens to the music. According to the National Center for Juvenile Justice the murder arrest rate among children between the ages of ten and seventeen more than doubled. Marble, 1) Lately a lot of questions have been asked to anyone trying to take up for rap music. Does rap music promote violence? The most common answer was yes, and the murder of Tuba Shaker and Notorious B. I. G. Proves it. Those were some sad deaths but you can’t blame Just rap alone for that happening. Tuba didn’t kill Biggie, and Biggie didn’t kill Tuba. When you think about it, doesn’t radio, movies, and television promote violence also, so you can’t try to ban one thing of violence and not another. There was another question that was should rap music be censored?
Some answers ere yes, but most were no. They couldn’t do it anyway it would be against the first amendment. Does rap promote violence, gangs and drug use? Yes it does, but there was violence, gangs, and drug use before rap even came along, so you can’t pin that on rap, it’s something that has always been around and don’t see it going anywhere. Is rap music degrading to women? In a way yes it is, I don’t think any rapper would call their own mothers “bitched,” and “hoes”. You can’t blame rap for everything that goes on, I’m thinking if they could find a way to blame rap for every death they would.
Although a lot of people think that rap has a negative influence on people, it has done a lot for the music industry and youth in general. Before rap all kids knew was that you had to know how to sing to become a big music star, but now for those who actually have talent for rapping they can dream of becoming a rapper. You would be surprised at how much more violence would be going on if rap wasn’t here. Youth would be out in the street selling drugs and killing people all the time, now half of them are working on demo tapes and their talent so they can have a career of there own.
Also rap helps out inner city youth so they can get off the street and play sports and go to camp, so it’s like for every bad thing you say about how rap is bad and how it should be banned, there is another positive thing that can get thrown right back into your face that would blow your mind and actually make you want to say “hey rap is doing more for us then what the public really tells us. ” It would be the truth. You don’t ever hear about how AL COOL J started a camp for youth in Brooklyn, or how Puff Daddy donated 10 million dollars to Biggies children.
No instead you hear about owe someone got shot and the killer was listening to Tuba right before he did it. So as you can see there are a lot of positives and negatives to the on one hand you can look at the negative. The things like the globalization of guns and violence, the degrading of women, and the foul language. Or you can choose to look at the positive. Things like rappers donating money for their own pocket to inner city charities and really Just letting the mainstream public know about the conditions of their hometowns. Either way you look at it it is an issue that is here to stay. So it’s up to you to make your own decision.