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VIOLENCE AND GANGSTA RAP
(Page at) utminers "My Thrid Essay" ^ | Unknown | HERMILA R. BECK

Posted on 12/19/2012 6:52:53 AM PST by combat_boots

VIOLENCE AND GANGSTA RAP

Every generation has to deal with the influences in its social environment. The youth is looking for role models, trying to discover by themselves their future in society. Parents educate and create good citizens, good civilians that can be the best asset for society. But, violence is a new symptom among our teenagers. Frequently we hear in the news, the high rate of crimes committed by teenagers. All this new culture has been influenced by music, because the music industry has been recording some gangsta rap, music that sends messages of urban violence, drugs, sex and profanity. In every era there are different ways of thinking. Parents have always had problems with the music their kids listen to. The expression given for kids to their parents is that they are too old to understand the new wave of entertainment. Everybody believes that music from yesterday is better than today’s. The relationship between music and young people is very close. The fashion and attitudes come from the influences in music, and that is the risk youngsters have to confront.

This generation has been introduced to a new language in music, profanity, sex and drugs. Every child of this country has been influenced some how form this kind of music. In every type of music called Heavy Metal, Gangsta Rap, Alternative Rock or Industrial Music, have the fashion trend for violence. This potential impact in children and teens brings the involvement in drugs, sexual activity and violent acts, including satanic activities.

The songs’ lyrics are so ridiculously violent that they are unbelievable. It portrayed an urban society as a group of gangs fighting for territory to distribute drugs to get power. The Ice-T song “Cop Killer” has in its lyrics, “Die, die, die, pig.” This song incited the black society to act against cops. This action opened the door for violence between the Black society and police officials, letting the young people believe that violence is the answer to police brutality used to handle black criminals in their community.

There is a lot of obscene language in gangsta rap, which is unnecessary in the songs’ lyrics. That kind of music is the one that, believe it or not, influence the new generations in this country. This music portrays women as disposable and exchangeable sexual objects. “The gangsta rap celebrates a world in which women are either bitches or whores and men can hit her, or kick her as he pleases. Expressing situations where disaffected young men have .9-millimiter-handgun solutions to minor slights.”(Glamour, magazine.)

Young people get the message given through music and there is proof that there is some kind of connection between suicide and music. Two fifteen year- old girls left suicide notes quoted lyrics from Pink Floyd’s 1979 album, The Wall. They wrote, “Goodbye cruel world, I’m leaving you now”. “John McCullms’s parents brought a suit against Ozzy Osbourne after their son committed suicide while listening to his song: Where to hide, suicide is the only way out. Don’t you know what it’s really about” “Suicide Solution”, Ozzy Osbourne (Barbara Hattemer and Robert Showers, Don’t touch the dial.)” Teens are vulnerable and they are in search of their role model, the wrong information can be dangerous for them. The message was taken by their minds and they believed that suicide was the answer to their problems. Violence in music is showing the wrong side of life. Society is not more violent than it was a few centuries back. The music industry is selling violence as entertainment to the public, and that means big profits. This entertainment is the destructive influence, the cause for teenagers to become more violent, join cults and gangs, and to treat women as a sexual object in trying to copy the situations presented in the song’s lyrics.

Singers and rappers of this kind of music protect themselves claiming Freedom of Speech and that is a right for everybody. In an interview Public Enemy, a rap group, said that they transformed the hip hop as a social expression to articulate power in defense for the rights for Blacks. The lead singer commented, “I had to wear a bullet proof vest every way I go.” (VH -1Behind the Music, 07-16-00). Other Rap singers argue that all in music is fantasy, and that young people do not depend on a compact disc for their sociology lessons.

The responsibility in parents is to get involved in their kids life, where the entertainment sold in the music stores is the influence from the outside world for their children. To protect both singers and public there is a piece of legislation where is written that all kind of music should be rated, and will be sold just with proper identification. Actions like this are the ones parents have to fight for. Teens have to understand that the real world is at the reach of their hands.

The controversy between who is right or wrong lies in the decision as to which values we want to preserve for the next generation. The destructive influence of music is increasing with the passing of time. The music and entertainment industry is putting for sale a false image of society. The fantasies created by this enterprise are changing and modeling this new generation. Parents should be aware; the values in society should be reinforced at home, where the children should be protected from the wrong influences in their environments.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2a
"Look at this! What a motion sequence! we are engaged in business! carry on with a pondering silence! Here comes violence!

you are the heating surface you're like empty space In sufficient time you're the art of expression you're sentence of death but also act of grace

you are like heating surface you're empty space Someday it would be in past and gone to waste in silence The day the words have been replaced by common violence

What a smart reaction! Overstimation of words is the best attraction! Guess we enjoyed for too long the time of balance Here comes violence!

God bless! And don't forget this sentence! your brain is full of mentos Say is it painless if the pain is flawless? Here comes violence!"

From "Common violence" Common http://www.elyrics.net/read/c/cold-coda-lyrics/common-violence-lyrics.html

1 posted on 12/19/2012 6:52:56 AM PST by combat_boots
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“White House calls rapper Common ‘socially conscious,’ opposes cop killing lyrics”

http://dailycaller.com/2011/05/11/white-house-calls-rapper-common-socially-conscious-opposes-cop-killing-lyrics/


2 posted on 12/19/2012 6:55:14 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: combat_boots

How many of them does Barry have on his playlist?


3 posted on 12/19/2012 6:59:20 AM PST by hope
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To: combat_boots
Was this post written 15-20 years ago or was the author simply unable to identify current musicians/groups/songs?
4 posted on 12/19/2012 7:17:26 AM PST by gdani
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To: combat_boots

5 posted on 12/19/2012 7:21:28 AM PST by Fido969
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To: combat_boots

This scum is what should be attacked..not Justin beiber.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 7:37:36 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: hope

“How many of them does Barry have on his playlist”...

...or how many has 0bama invited to play/sing at the White House?


7 posted on 12/19/2012 10:32:43 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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