Essay about The Violence Of Rap Music

1317 Words Oct 31st, 2015 null Page
More than ever since the eighty’s rap has been a controversial subject. Whenever someone says something harsh someone wants to stop them from saying it. There have been concerns with how violent rap music has gotten, but is censorship the way to go about fixing these problems? There are many problems with trying to censor rap music. Violent rap music is usually an expression of the violent events going on everywhere. The difference between violent rap and violent actions is that rap music is just words. Censoring someone’s music only helps it gain popularity, so different actions need to be taken to make rap less violent. Overall the reason that rap music is so violent is because, like any form of art, it’s an expression of how people feel. There is a reason why people say what they say in their music. One of the major contributions to rap music that had been boycotted was the Rodney King case. Of course events like this are going to inspire people to want to write about it. A song may be harsh, but a song can’t be nearly as terrible as the reason someone wrote it. In 1992 Ice T’s song “Cop Killer” came out. As the title suggests the song is about wanting to kill cops. This is an extremely harsh reaction, but the inspiration of this song was the police brutality and the situation that went on with Rodney King. Ice-T’s song “Cop Killer” came out, and he was boycotted because of it. It would have been more effective to protest police brutality though. If there wasn’t…

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