Negative Effects of Rap Music Essay

932 Words 4 Pages
Is today “Gangster rap” and rappers corrupting society, introducing drugs and provoking violence? In the mid-1980s Gangster rap came to be depicting images of violence, guns, gangs, drugs, and sexism. By the 1990s rap music became a major part of the industry and topped the charts. As people began to want different things; different music was created and that contributed to the variety of music that we have today. This is one of the many things that makes America different but is severely under looked by everyone. The way it effects your emotion can either get the blood pumping with a quick adrenaline boost or can cause severe depression. It can be a positive or negative mental change, physical, and …show more content…
This stirred up a coast to coast war which leads to the death of two of the greatest rap musicians considered in history Notorious B.I.G and Tupac Shakur. Rap groups such as BDK and 3hunna are prime examples of such violence, showing guns and weapons in their videos warning the other to back down. Examples of such lyrics that ignited such violent behaviors would be “Catch a opp, whack a opp, watch his body hit the flo' Blow a nigga brains out, I saw everything he know”. These lyrics created a feud between the two groups and resulted in the death of BDK member known as Chief Jojo on September 6, 2012. Violence seems to dominate most of our daily life conversations as we use cursing and provocative language to express ourselves and talk about others. Illegal drug links in music has doubled in the years 1979-1997. “There has been a specific jump in the mention of marijuana and marijuana-stuffed cigars, or “blunts”, and noted marijuana association in those songs with creativity, wealth and status.”[2] In the early 1990’s the percentage of rap songs with substance use increase to 45 percent and continued to increase to 69 percent between the years 1994-1997. A study led by Dr. Brian Primack showed that out of the billboards 279 most popular songs of 2005, 77 percent of the rap songs portrayed drug related lyrics and substance abuse. He also found that out of the 279 songs, only 4 were anti-use but
Open Document