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    Violence In Music

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    Music is an important part of everyday life, it not only brings you happiness, it expresses in a way no one can ever. The music in movies plays a particularly meaningful part. In the movie, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” the soundtrack “Come a little bit closer ” is very crucial because it sets the mood, makes Rocket and Yondu seem more heroic, and it distracts the audience from the violence. “Come a little bit closer” really sets the mood of the scene it plays. The scene features Yondu killing

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    Music has been a tool of subjective violence and objective violence multiple times. The documentaries Shut Up and Sing!, Amandla!, and Soundtrack to War show how music is a tool to create violence and to stop it. In Amandla!, the music that black South Africans sang in protest were often heavy with objective violence. In this music, black South Africans protested against their white South African government and sometimes included hateful speech towards their superiors. Specifically during Toyi-Toyi

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    Rap Music And Violence

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    A second reason how rap music is the source of violence is that is leads youth to join in gangs and when you’re in a gangs your causing violence by killing innocent people for money and creating shootings in communities. Rap music is the one type of music that talks about life being in a gang and when young people listen to the lyrics from their favorite rapper they might think it well be cool if they do the same thing or maybe how it would feel to being a gang earning money by themselves, getting

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    I. In defence of music and music industry Rosen says, “It’s true that the most controversial lyrics in popular music reflect the violence and despair in an artist’s imagination or in society. But they reflect it—they don’t create it” (82). Therefore, music does not cause violence. In fact, it gives chance to parents to understand their children through lyrics of music, and provide children with proper guidance, if they are going on wrong path. Moreover, “Recording company executives constantly make

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    the birth of rap, the genre has been constantly ridiculed for its violent messages, drug references, and the degradation of women. Rap music has been accused of infecting our youth. Rap music has been blamed for increased violence in America. Rap music is constantly attacked by individuals who don’t truly comprehend what is happening in American society. Rap music is not to blame for society’s problems; furthermore, it should not be used as a scapegoat for those who don’t understand the current

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    are genres of music that typically express society’s dark side, the obsession of guns and violence. I think most rap artists rap about violence and guns to not to promote these things but to bring awareness to their audience about these issues; but this is usually not always the case in the rap world. Of course, this can easily be misinterpreted by people thinking that all rappers approve of violence, weapons, and inappropriate acts. There are also some rappers that do rap about violence because they

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    video games are violent games which give youth a sense of action and excitement but at the same time, it makes them more prone to aggression in the real world. Music provides a powerful form of expression in which some cases promotes a violent meaning and as youth listen to this, it can open their minds to the viewpoint of the artist. Violence shown in media influences young people

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    of lyrics that unload clips, these are the sounds that rap music produces. I chose this topic because I am extremely interested in rap music and I want to explore the violent aspect of the industry. I have never had a chance to look at the violent side of it and I plan to find answers to questions I have in my search. Tupac Shakur is one of my favorite artists and when he was shot and killed I really started to take notice of the violence. People were getting killed because of an image that was being

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    Violence In Hip Hop Music

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    Hip hop music and its artists are often criticized by some for glamorizing violence and being questionable influences on today’s youth. However, these artists and the dancing styles tied to their music have not always been the same. In its roots, hip hop was originally designed to do just the opposite. Originating on America’s East coast, it was meant to distract the youth from the gang violence riddling their neighborhoods and promote healthy competition through the popular art of ‘break-dancing’

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    Music Lyrics being NON-VIOLENT Rap music can be considered a style of art, and a way for the artists to express feelings through their words on paper. However, there are quite a few rap artists that get criticized for their lyrics. In my essay, I want to discuss why rappers use certain lyrics in their music and why people shouldn’t believe that it causes violence among the younger generations. People shouldn’t censor the music just because of violent, vulgar and abusive messages it promotes to the

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