Rap Music And Its Effects On Society Essay

714 Words Jun 4th, 2016 3 Pages
Besides a song delivers sounds, it also delivers lyrics, which speak what cannot be expressed in a mind, give rest to a heart, and heal a soul. However, some lyrics underlies messages of violent, discrimination, and sex, which can be a huge influence and impact to our society.

Although music can help for delighting moods, some music communicates harmful health messages. Today’s music and lyrical content have undergone dramatic changes after the music industry has shaken up with the introduction of gangster rap, which portray images of gangs, guns, violence, and sexism.

Today, a new music, such as gangster rap, still tends to send negative messages to its listeners. The nature of gangster rap has been influencing and degrading the society.

N.W.A has widely considered one of the greatest American hip hop groups in the history and sold over ten million units in the United States. However, majority of their lyrics express deep hatred towards police officers, imply how violence and races of police officers, and mock at process of the judicial system.

One of the studies, which publishes by an associate professor P. Cougar Hall of Brigham Young University, has analyzed the sexual content of lyrics in Billboard Hot 100 songs. The study has proved that new song lyrics has been dramatically increasing and leading to more drug, alcohol, and sexual reference from past four decades. Although lyrics depicts acts of violence, discrimination, sex, and other negatives, it…

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