Therefore rap came to be the main way of expressing social oppression in black communities. Rappers best represented lives that lacked love ,fewer opportunities, and disgust with law enforcement. Dyson argues his beliefs on rap and its representation “Representing history is within reach of those who seize the opportunity to speak for themselves, to represent their own interest at all cost. Therefore gangsta rap is always involved in controversial representation. Constant attacks on homosexuals and women show the battle between cultural differences in many of gangsta rappers.
The violent and often degrading lyrics of gangster rap have now become main-stream and is highly romanticized by young black and white youths, alike. To be able to analyze the death of Tupac Shakur, it is also important to address rap music and its influence on America’s culture. Hip Hop has become a multi-billion dollar industry that has come to dominate television, film and fashion, as well as radio. Many inner-city and urban residents are drawn to hip hop and are distrustful of many institutions, therefore, they look elsewhere for guidance and knowledge. This all too often comes in the form of rap idols and gangs.
Why Rap Music Provokes Violence Arthur Baker once said, "I remember being told 'someone’s gonna make a fortune out of this rap thing' and thinking 'no way',". Arthur Baker was one of the first most widely-known hip-hop producers. Little did he know what negative effects rap music would have on today's youth. With violence and drug use rising, one must wonder, what could cause all of this. Though hip-hop is definitely not the only cause, it doesn't help (Monk).
"Our expectations have gotten too low." Beyond the media, Daniels argues, "ghetto" is a staple of many youth subcultures. What troubles certain onlookers is when youthful fans not only listen to the urban sound of hip-hop but also borrow from certain rappers' attitudes and lyrics, freely using dirty slang words. The lyrics tend to downgrade women and society has adapted to this behavior. She describes women are not treated how women should be
Some of these groups and people included ‘Malcolm X’, Rosa Parks, and ‘The Black Panthers’. Malcolm X saw King’s campaign as trying to persuade the African American citizens to forget the days of slavery, and forget what the white men had done to their people. His stance was passive/aggressive and wanted equality by any means, including violence. Malcolm X was assassinated by a white supremacist during a speech and died of bullet wounds. Also, ‘The Black Panthers’ were a very violent group and saw King’s campaign as time consuming and feared it being forgotten in the process.
The negative impact rap and hip hop music have on our youth is detrimental effects to those that listen to such violent and sexually graphic lyrics. One negative impact that rap and hip hop have on our youth is violence. It is not hard to find, or hear examples of violence in either rap or hip hop today. One example of such unmistakable violence can be heard in such lyrics, as “Marilyn Manson,” whose less vulgar lyrics include: “who says date rape is not kind?” Let’s just kill everyone and let your god sort them out.” And “The housewife I will beat, the prolife I will kill.” In addition, “Eminem,’ the hip-hop artist most popular with teens today recently wrote “Bonnie and Clyde,” a song in which he described killing his child’s mother and dumping her body in the ocean. Eminem was at the time married to his child’s mother, who tried committing suicide after the release of this cd and after failing filed for divorce.
Like they don’t make enough money in the NFL they need to sue over petty bull crap like they were back in elementary school again. There are so many more important things to worry about in today’s society then calling people names. If they are not calling each other the N-word than it’s about their sexuality and they use the F-word and other derogatory names I chose not to use here. This article also says that his own team mates consider him to be honorary black because he is considered one of them from being on the team for so long, it also says it’s a cultural thing that he can’t be honorary black because he has not lived in oppression like the black race has which to me is a discriminatory remark in itself because black people don’t own the market on being oppressed. People of all cultures have been oppressed at some point in history.
I could just say, "Faggot, faggot, faggot," and leave it at that. Even a song like "Stan" is a message to critics -- like, look, this is what happens if somebody takes my lyrics seriously. "Stan" is about a sick fucking kid who took everything I said literally -- and he crashes his fucking car, kills his bitch and dies. Rappers have always been pushing the limits to how far they can take their lyrical content. There have been many references in rap music that discriminate against gay people and women.
When Tom was accused of rape, this was the most racist point in the book to me. The people of Maycomb automatically labeled him as guilty. If I were in his position I would have wanted to fight back. Atticus Finch, a local lawyer and one of the main characters, is appointed as Tom’s lawyer. He is almost completely shunned from the town because he is trying to help a black man accused of rape.
Anyone black or white who makes money calling our women bitches or our people niggers will have to face our indignation” (Suggs p3). It’s an indignity that people are making money for putting such negative media out by which today’s youth is being influenced. One could argue that other genres of music also have songs that could be considered degrading towards women and have hints of sexism. However, these genres of music aren’t so hateful and foul that parents have to worry about their teens listening to them and radio stations ban them from their play lists. In this day and age music in general is becoming more and more promiscuous.