Negative Impact On Rap Music

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Although rap started out as a force for positive social change, popular subgenres of hip-hop such as "gangsta rap" have since deteriorated much of the art form's value to society. Impressionable young people throughout the decades are negatively affected by rappers' obsessions with guns, drugs, sex, and material possessions. Record companies do not seem to care about the negative content as long as it sells albums, parents over the years are encourages to assume a greater role in regulating their children's listening habits. Hip-Hop has been the proclamation that young people are independent and intolerant of what they consider to be adult society, which they frequently view as hypocritical. Rap music, also known as hip-hop, is a popular art form. Having risen from humble origins on the streets of New York City during the mid-1970s, hip-hop has since become a multifaceted cultural force. Observers say, hip-hop is more than just music. The culture that has blossomed around rap music in recent decades has influenced fashion, dance, television, film and—perhaps what has become the most controversially—the attitudes of American youth. For many rappers and rap fans during it’s early time, hip-hop provided an accurate, honest depiction of city life that had been considered conspicuously absent from other media sources, such as television. With a continuous growing number of rap artists within this period, hip-hop is being used as a platform to call for social progress and impart

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