Do you think rap music exposes issues and problems or does it perpetuate those problems?
Rap music exposes issues and problems. By getting it out in the open a forum for discussion rather than violence is provided. Other forms of music have also done the same thing. I do something similar in my novels Disco Evil and Ghost Dance. I prefer Jazz and Blues to Rap but I see no reason to knock someone else's preference.
Its abit like hypnosis rap subconscienciously alter your thinking.
If you listen to the guy in the photo you posted then, I'd say you're listening to the problem. If on the other hand you listen to KRS-One, Nas, Jedi Mind Tricks, Diabolic, Spice One, Cuban Link, Immortal Technique and the like, you might learn something.
What you see on BET is garbage. What you hear on the radio is corporate teeny-bopping Sony-prouced, anti-creative crap. You have to search for what's good - do research, loving knowledge.
I think it does a little of both. However the music tells a story for the youth of today... it may not be good but many are living this life.. What they rap about is what they see. It is their view of the world.
Ignorance is not the cause but problems can stem from this when it exposes younger children to look up to the violence as something to admire.
Personally I do not like the music but it has a strong message.
Remember they said the same things about Elvis Presley and rock roll.
I think it depends on the artist. Some rap is absolutely brilliant poetry. The "gangsta" rap is a little hard to see the up side.
Parents need to be responsible for what their kids listen to,rap music does put the issues out there, in a way that makes the younger adults listen.
a lot of rap music adds to problems that already exist. if you listen to the messages many rappers give out, you will see that they glorify being gangstas, drug dealers etc. there are some rappers though that are trying to get out a posistive message but it isn't what radio and video stations play , so too often it falls on deaf ears.
I think it does a little bit of both. If you read the lyrics, they obviously expose issues and tells us what is going on in the world today. The kids reading these lyrics follow there example. It definatly shares both worlds. ALL music, not just rap, contribute to this. I don't listen to rap, todays age, because I can't stand what it's about. Well, I'll say what most of it's about. All music has a good side and a bad side, but I would say rap has the most negativity in there messages. Being about shooting people, gangs, treating women as objects and whores, drugs, etc. Its not just rap, but rap is more influential on that level.
by TheBlondie 6 years ago
Am I the only one who thinks rap shouldn't be considered music?It isn't singing, its just fast talking- they are pretty much all about the same things, and all sound similar. Why is rap such a popular genre of music?
by Harlem6 9 years ago
I listen to Lil' Wayne and hear nothing from the lyrics. I used to listen to classic rock before I got into rap, mostly because the songs were about something. Then I heard underground and got into real artists. I feel as though only underground rap is actually preaching a message, talking about...
by PR Morgan 7 years ago
Do you like listening to rap music?
by Alexander Props 7 years ago
How much do you appreciate lyrics in rap?I'm writing a hub on this topic and I'm just curious, do you think rappers can't write good stuff? How do you compare their lyrics to poets lyrics
by karl 6 years ago
Does rap music reflect society's problems or add to them?
by mcbel 6 years ago
Is there anyone else who would like to complain about all the music on the radio? I can't stand listening to music in the car that is meant to be danced to. How do we make people stop having such conformist and zombie-like taste?
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