The Negative Effects Of Rap Music

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Music is everywhere. Music is a melodious tune one either makes his or herself or hears in one 's surrounding. A person can whistle a tune or hit against objects. We can hear it in nature: wolves howling, birds chirping, and the rivers rushing to meet the sea. In today 's day and age, music evolves and rap music is one of the genres. Rap music begins as an alternative to violence but many believe it has a negative effect on the behavior children. Rap music is an underground phenomenon of the 1980s by black people. It is speculated that rap music originates in the humble community of Bronx, New York, U.S.A. (Maultsby 10). Today, it is still argued about whether rap came from hip-hop culture or vice-versa due to the fact that they both started …show more content…
However, this influence depends on the listener 's age, personal life events, aforethoughts and music presentation (“Impact…” N.P). A sixteen year old who lives in the “inner city” might listen to rap because he or she is growing up in a similar neighbourhood as the rapper. If the music is not represented in a way that seems cool or desirable, then children will not have interest in listening to it. Male teenagers use music to boost themselves on the social ladder hence, the rap theme of flaunting wealth and boasting fame. On the other hand, females listen to music when they 're lonely …show more content…
Not all rap music is negative. In fact, the rap genre has been used to promote peace (Wekesser 180). For instance, West Coast All Stars wrote the song We’re All In The Same Gang in an effort to end crime featuring gangs. Rap does not only put women down (Wekesser 161) but it lifts them up, for example Keep Ya Head Up by Tupac. This song tells women to be strong in a time when they are left as single mom 's due to the fact that the father of the child, or children, is no longer playing a part of the child 's development. Rap music also gives children inspiration, spreading words of intelligence encouraging kids to live right for example Slick Rick’s single Hey Young World (“Top…”N.P). Rappers also donate money etc to members of society (Wekesser 180). Rappers help charities, speak motivational speeches, and are spreading power and hope to victims of a society that teaches black people to hate themselves, their color, their hair, their big lips and broad

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