Critics of rap and hip-hop state that this music objectifies women and promotes gang violence many studies have been done in recent years, such as the one on webmd reporting that teenagers who listen to rap music are more likely to have babies and engage in risky sexual behavior. Today's rap music reflects its origin in the hip-hop culture of young, urban, working-class african-americans, its roots in the african oral tradition, its function as the voice of an otherwise underrepresented group, and, as its popularity has grown, its commercialization and appropriation by the music industry. Rap and hip-hop music provides teens with a sense of mimicking of singers some of them have no important role model in their lives, so they look up to a rap or hip-hop artist when a role model influences teens, they tend to do and say the same things that person does. I'm doing a school project about the positive and negative influence of rap and i basically need some arguments for/againts hip hop culture, and some song/lyric/quote suggestions to back those. Hip/hop/rap music does not fuel a culture of violence music is just that, music , an expression of an individuals experience or thought every-one has a free choice of behaviour if it equals violence it is the responsibility of the individual.
The evolution of drugs in hip-hop from 'white lines' to molly,shaka shaw reflects on the history of drug culture in rap music. Hip-hop music can have both positive and negative behavioral effects the explicit content of some hip-hop song lyrics, extolling violence and drug and alcohol use, and detailing sexual exploits and gang adventures, can be quite disturbing to parents of teen fans in particular. Many people have deemed music as the cause of teen behavior in cases such as teen violence, suicide, and other forms of negative behavior, the teens involved preferred to listen to music with negative themes.
Various studies have proved that adolescents (in particular, teen males) who watch a lot of hip-hop, rap, heavy metal or hard rock music videos featuring violence acts, sex, and/or substance use, are more likely to behave hostile towards their peers, to treat women more aggressively and take aggressive behavior positively in general. Does rap put teens at risk rap is not the only music that portrays negative stereotypes or can negatively impact behaviors, and not all rap music should be implicated but there have been. My main idea was that music serves as more of an outlet as opposed to an influence i also believe that other factors must be present for music to have any type of influence on a person (such as. In a congressional hearing regarding language and violence in rap music, david banner (a gangsta rapper) said, gang violence was here before rap music, i can admit that there are some problems in hip-hop, but it is only a reflection of what is taking place in our society.
In the mid 1980's, the music industry was shaken up with the birth of gangster rap artists such as schoolly d and nwa produced hits such as psk what does it mean and fuck tha police this new music genre portrayed images of gangs, guns, violence, and sexism, yet it was well received and became very popular in the span of just a few years. A recent project named drug slang in hip hop project alarms people about the increasing rate of drugs references in rap songs in the early 1990s, there is a steep increase in the prevalence of drugs in rap lyrics from the previous years, and this number continues to rise and reaches climax in the 21 st century. A quick google search on the impact of music on morals will yield many results on the negative impact it has on society, especially in the realm of rap and hip-hop music but in all styles of music nowadays, there are a plethora of songs with lyrics that glorify sex, drugs, and violence.
Katasia green mrs hunt research paper 1 march 2013 violence in rap music rap music has become more of a distinctive music genre over the past few decades rap music and hip hop is only good for dance and for parties too. Critics of rap and hip hop music say that the lyrics objectify women and promote gang violence one instance often cited where rap music and gang violence were related was in the 1990's east and west coast rivalry, resulting in the death of popular rappers biggie smalls and tupac shakur. Songs with degrading sex were most commonly rap (642%), whereas songs with non-degrading sex were most likely country (445%) or rhythm & blues/hip-hop (278%) compared with songs that had no mention of sexual activity, songs with degrading sex were more likely to contain references to substance use, violence, and weapon carrying.
Can rap encourage positive behavior in teens using a teen's interest in rap to help them develop critical thinking skills is the aim of the 1hood media academy, founded by jasiri x at 1hood, kids learn to critique tropes found in rap lyrics and videos, and learn about the exploitative practices of music labels. V conclusion cultivation theory is supported by this paper's findings, which found continued audience exposure to misogynistic lyrics in popular rap/hip-hop music influences college students' attitudes toward the issue of domestic violence. Misogyny in rap music refers to lyrics, videos or other aspects of rap music that support, glorify, justify, or normalize the objectification, exploitation, or victimization of women.