Do you think rap music influences the youth?Watch
well it seems as with many other things that rap music is not only all put under the same roof (nas for example is not about how many hoes you can lay) but is also given abad name by a certain crowd of obsessive people who really believe that people lead the kind of lives portrayed in the songs.. it is also unfortunate that a lot of the lyrics are masoginistic (spelling?), sexist and generally just extremely rude.. not really the way forward for a cultured society. i like the comment about making radio 3 compulsory.. radio 4 should be made compulsory (not just because of 'just a minute'.. but also because of the news). people should want to know about whats really going on in the world around us right now, rather than listen to materialistic crap
A few examples of news from different countries.
as I have said many times people should just stop listening to rap. Radio 3 should be made compulsory. Maybe peoplee would start to learn a bit about culture....
ITS GLAMORIZING THE GHETTO... its making it look cool to be a thug and a loser
it is not the rap artists or music that holds the gun or forces kids/adults to do stupid things its the kids/adults themselves. you dont see the rap star holding the arms of the person with the gun and making them do it ! *sigh* -point made- !!! and if you people actually listen to the full set of lyrics then youll realise that the majority are telling the dangers and warning people about what could happen! not all people who listen to rap and urban music are criminals or suicidal ! *grrr*
It all depends on whether you think that violent media takes the needle model - that is, it is being injected straight in to the consumer, or if it is there simply because an audience demand it. I'm tempted toward the latter, because the former denies the ability of people to disagree. The media may be powerful, but there will always be a contingent of people who say "Well, actually, I disagree with that".
I also have to question how succesful rap would be if the people who produce it were 'invisible' - no media coverage etc. It would be interesting to see.
Crime figures are up and I blame women. It's the fault of those romantic novels that they insist on reading. You know, the ones where gardners in dungarees appear out of nowhere to prune their hedges and lick the sweat out of their navels. They portray a blatantly unrealistic view of life and fool women into thinking their friends are getting more than a once-yearly dry hump from their shambles of a husband. This leads to a build-up of tension, which erupts over Kilroy at about 10.00am, and ends on the streets on a bloody tragedy.
Of course, I could be wrong. I don't know anything about crime or Mills & Boon, but I don't see why that should stop me. Everyone else seems to be qualified to make sweeping statements about things they know absolutely nothing about, like the procession of no-name 'celebrities', royal dignitaries, headline-seeking MPs, outraged parents and hypocritical redtops that insist on putting the ills of the world at the door of the entertainment industry.
One of the main targets of this misdirected abuse seems to be the computer game industry. Let's start at the top. Prince Charles stated, "One of the great battles we face today is to persuade our children away from computer games towards what can only be described as worthwhile books." The fact that he was telling this to his prize-winning clerodendrum doesn't make me any happier that he's going to be king. But at least Prince Charles lives in the real world (mostly) - does anyone remember that fantastically surreal article in the Daily Mail that suggested that Microsoft Flight Simulator might be to blame for September 11th? The idiots.
Of course, the music industry has also recieved its fair share of complaints. The latest of these being the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, who actually made the most some sense by pointing out that the music business is making consumers of kids. Shame he didn't widen his net to bag Harry Potter as well - hell, to play safe we could just stick every book on a big bonfire and dance around the flames naked.
But enough is enough. Perhaps all of those nasty grown-ups should accept the fact that playing computer games / listening to any post-50s music / reading books with magic in them will not instantly cause us to wear long black trenchcoats and exact bloody revenge on our headmasters. That would just be silly. I think that it is time things were put in perspective.
Rap makes stupid people stupider and clever people cleverer.
Or do you think it simply shows what is really going on, not glorifying it?
Don't get me started on stupid rap. It is an acid eating away the foundation of society. It promotes pimps and crack dealers as role models... and I HATE how they wear their stupid hates to the side with bandanas under them.......... i hate rap and the whole culture of rap
its ****in **** mate and no body cares
****in **** right mate with that care of not caring from nobody right?
What arae you saying? Are you with it or not?
By properly do u mean dealing crack,while having sex and smoking a joint?
( I making fun of the rappers, not people who listen to it so no one get angry please )
Well Im pissed, not for what you said...well not all your words. Anyways...listen buddy, not all rap deals with drugs, guns, and sex.