Rap music has been accused of infecting our youth. Gangsta rap is not only known for depicting violence but also degrading women in profound ways. Logically, children and teens do not become violent just because of media exposure. In that logic, it is safe to say that violent television is harmful to children yet parents will often sit down and watch those shows with their kids. The anti-social themes common in popular music have compelled some adults to rally against it, especially music such as heavy metal and rap.
In the fashion side of the music industry, half-skirts and mini-skirts were prevalent. Every rap artist had their own way of expressing themselves. But those are acts that some people deal with in life and just wanted to turn into a catchy tune. Young rap fans caution it is wrong and simplistic to believe music can dictate their actions. If these children were raised right and knew right from wrong, then they would understand that, again, lyrics are just words and violence is wrong.
The growing importance and extreme value popular culture places on sex, whether it be connected to violence or not, has caused an epidemic of human detachment and fear of connection in 21st society. There are other reasons why gangster rappers should not be criticized for their lyrics. The essay provided enough information to convince me that rap music should be the blame for Americas problems. I am not emphasizing any type of censorship, but I am emphasizing some type of responsibility or citizenship. We all know music itself can have an effect on people from the moment the song begins to the moment it ends. Performers should be encouraged to serve as positive role models for children and teenagers. Music does not promote violence.
Supporters of rap music say that it is attacked because society does not consider it a real form of art and because it is dominated by blacks. He might tell me about a situation that he might be going through with his baby mother or his job just fired him. When I watched the music video for Animals for the first time, I thought it was such a creepy video overall, not just the scene pictured in the article. So to me music is an essential part of life in America today. Why does society worship these visibly chauvinistic and sexist songs? The first day we get these songs stuck in our head, the media already controls us. Since teenagers spend four to five hours a day listening to or watching music videos, I believe that music will in some way influence them. This data in the same research provides a very alarming reality for our children and teens.
Mont now walks along Chester Avenue and points to the different shops, bars and restaurants where his father was known and respected. According to the online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, the Truth in Video Game Rating Act S. If young children are exposed to these outrageous lyrics, it will just cause another great malaise within another generation of possible genius' whose potential is wasted on junk food and video games. Hunt Research Paper 1 March 2013 Violence in Rap music Rap music has become more of a distinctive music genre over the past few decades. All because of this diss song he made about other rappers caused him to lose his life. I can definitely see the negative portrayal of women in these songs, but as another comment pointed out, there are many other songs that dod this as well. Heavy metal lyrics often have themes of alienation, retribution, and angst Ballard 476.
Since the beginning of human existence, birds sing, fire crackles, water drips, and leaves rustle, creating music. I feel, people get confused about what the rap artist is trying to say to people. However, there are quite a few rap artists that get criticized for their lyrics. Internet-based platforms and distribution media allow for the further disconnect between real human beings and erotic love. Violence is everywhere, you might see or hear something violent every day of your life, whether it is on television, radio or in real life. Music has been proven to increase muscular endurance Diserens 274. Violence and hatred towards others is a turn off in social cues making it hard for one trying to grow.
From low chords to high chords, from fast beats to slow beats, music has an impact on behavior. My concern is with those songs that glorify violence, racism, murder, mayhem, and condone the abuse of women. There are some that talk about money, some talk about righteousness, and the list goes on and on. Music in general tends to reduce or delay fatigue Diserens 260. That could be the reason why gangster rappers and rappers talk about sex, drugs, and violence in their music because that was what they were exposed to through out their life.
Between rap lyrics and violence they are overvalued. If you look at the idealized images of masculinity from the last 100 years, the men that boys are told to admire are those who fight the cruel and protect the weak. The essay gave good points such as referencing it up besides the effects of the news. Does it glorify the negatives of society? One Swedish study found that adolescents who developed an early interest in violent music were more likely to be influenced by their peers and less influenced by their parents American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Communications 1219. You should have a mind of your own don't let words control you. According to content analysis, up to seventy-five percent of concept music videos contain sexually suggested material American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Communications 1221.
Lil Kim talks about sex in her music, Too Short talks about drugs, sex, and how much of a pimp he is, and Luke Skywalker talks about girls and sex. I think it takes a great deal of talent to write lyrics that rap artists write, because you have to use metaphors and similes, and at the same time get your point across so the listeners can understand. While we find that lyrics may be dangerous to a child we must ask ourselves whether the child fully understands and comprehends what the artist is saying. Are violent lyrics making children act out violently? Numerous rap groups glorified the life style of gangsters in their music; the group N. But the number of people who go over-the-top is minimal compared to the number of fans who just like the music as an outlet.
Till recently no studies showed cause and effect relationship between music and lyrical content influencing behavior. Rap is defined as a style of popular music consisting of improvised rhymes performed to a rhythmic accompaniment American Psychological Association, 2003. Does violent, misogynistic or slanderous language make such ideas acceptable? It only makes sense that digital media technologies permit the increased objectification of women as the playthings and objects of torture of men. Two seniors, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, killed 12 students and one teacher, and soon after committed suicide. Rap has been called one of the most Important music forces to emerge In two decades.