Rap Music And Deviant Behavior Essay

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Rap music and Deviant Behavior in Teens Rap music is based on “African tradition of speaking rhythmically to a beat that is generally supplied by background music.” In the 80s, a rapper by the name of Grandmaster Flash would rap about “deplorable conditions of the inner cities” in order to bring attention to them. Gangsta rap is based on Grandmaster Flash’s song The Message because it raps about the conditions of poor communities. Gangsta rap are usually about police brutality towards youth in inner cities, the violence that are committed in communities where the artists are from, drugs and alcohol abuse, educational inequality. Since the early 1990s Rap music pacifically gangsta rap have become popular with teens and young adults because rap music sings about world problems that these teens and young adults face, in addition to that, the rap music is also about glamour and being rich which the teens fantasy about. Parents, teachers and other activists believe that rap music encourages deviant behavior …show more content…
The results have been a little mixed, but the general results are “that listening to rap music does not cause aggressive or deviant behavior.” One studies as found that those who watch violent rap videos were more accepting of violent actions especially toward women.” In addition, Teens hold a negative view on the chance that they will pass school and as such will not try that hard to do well in school. A third study found that when teen females watch rap music videos that depict “women in sexually subordinate, were more inclined to express acceptance of violence against women in a dating situation.” These studies have shown that the acceptance of crime and violence has more to do with the music videos rather than the lyrics itself. Research has found that music does not cause deviant behavior, it just suggests they are more inclined to listen to rap

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