Negative Effects Of Hip Hop

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“That garn dun rappity hip-hoppity music nowadays! It’s just filled with sex, drugs, and guns! That’s probably what’s causing my son to act so rebellious!”, exclaimed the middle aged man walking by me. I pondered on his quaint notion; was it truly hip-hop to blame for his son’s defiant demeanor? I think not, there’s multitudes of other variables that come into play when it comes to this young man’s attitude, so why just automatically prey on hip-hop? Think about it: a good amount of music has curse words, violence, and sex, yet hip-hop is the first genre to blame for all the faults the youth bares? Negative influences are not also just bound to music, why not blame violent films, like “The Expendables,” or sexual ads, this includes the infamous “Carl 's Jr.” commercials, and don’t forget the constant bombardment of derogatory magazines, such as “Lowrider”. They convey …show more content…
But that’s all mainstream is, a small section of hip-hop influenced and perverted, by the trends of which media sets; it shouldn 't be seen as a representation whatsoever. People who believe hip-hop sends nothing but a concoction of violent, heinous lyrics blasting into the air waves, should seriously consider looking at the underground artists, which have yet to let their lyrics go influenced by media, exhorting nothing but a self-expression of their thoughts on today’s issues or positive messages. Hip-hop is honestly a powerful tool, it can shape the entire youth population demeanor, start trends, express one’s feelings, and can possibly spark a revolution. I hope that one day, the tool is wielded properly, and the better side of hip-hop can be unleashed on the world; this will only be but beneficial towards society, and the

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