To Rap Or Not To Rap Essay

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The music industry is always growing and trying to solicit new music to get higher ratings. “The music industry’s role in promoting negative music has been a hot topic for many years. What is too often under reported is how young people, including incarcerated youth, are directly impacted by the music.” That quote came from an article called ‘Seb is Hip Hop’. All a person has to do is turn on their radio to a mainstream station and they to can get taste of the carnage. Rap and hip-hop are two of many genres that get a lot of attention for their violence, drug use, and degrading sexism towards women. Hip-hop started to gain a lot of attention in the 80’s to convey equality against racism. People thought that hip-hop was just a phase,…show more content…
The music industry is always growing and trying to solicit new music to get higher ratings. “The music industry’s role in promoting negative music has been a hot topic for many years. What is too often under reported is how young people, including incarcerated youth, are directly impacted by the music.” That quote came from an article called ‘Seb is Hip Hop’. All a person has to do is turn on their radio to a mainstream station and they to can get taste of the carnage. Rap and hip-hop are two of many genres that get a lot of attention for their violence, drug use, and degrading sexism towards women. Hip-hop started to gain a lot of attention in the 80’s to convey equality against racism. People thought that hip-hop was just a phase, and that no one would care about it after a while. However, the rhyming versus caught on and started a new breed of music called rap. “…Rap has a corrupting influence. When you say the word 'rap,' they think it's about addiction, someone without parents who's only thinking of drugs and sex.”(Daraghi) The saddest part is that is the image that the rappers are going for. Rappers think it makes good music to talk about a life on the street. Making verses about killing, steeling, and using drugs but they fail to realize what type of influence the have on the kids that are listening to it. Rap is making it seem normal to be a thug and think that that is how you have to live and survive. From an article Seb is hip-hop states “…Mainstream

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