I think that we could stop this type of demoralization by putting a law out saying you can only have so many explicit tracks on an album, and then the rapper will not get as much publicity for what they have been rapping about. I think that if rappers started rapping about things of value, and something that meant something to them, then the songs would be a lot more respected by not only woman, but their fellow competitors. In addition to this, if the competitors heard a new song by competition that wasn’t degrading or inappropriate, then maybe that rappers fellow rappers would want to put out a song or album that is not so degrading. All in all I believe that young black males would be respected an abundant amount more if they rapped about things of meaning in their life, instead of objects. In addition, they should completely just stop making women objects in their songs.
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).
National Living Treasure Whether we admit it as Americans or not, we all have a people that we designate, honor, and financially support. We just do it without realizing what is going on. Every album or song we buy from our favorite singer/songwriter goes directly into the pocket of the artist. Now with the help of I-Tunes, artists are making more and more money than they used to, no contest. Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is probably one of the most influential rappers alive, and more than likely one of the most well-known across America.
He got two turntables and created “the break”, which was the instrumental part of the song and that’s what people like. Afrika Bambaataa started to do the same and hip-hop started getting a lot of success. It’s an incredible difference of hip-hop from the 70’s to hip-hop now. Many people think that hip-hop is a big problem in society. A lot of hip-hop artists degrade women and use strong references to drugs and money.
Rap the most controversial style of music ever. Some people say it encourages hate, others say it encourages self believe and tackle social/political issues. ‘How you act, walk, look and talk is all part of Hip Hop culture. And the music is colorless. Hip Hop music is made from Black, brown, yellow, red and white.’ | | Afrika bambaataa quotesThis is a quote from one of the founding fathers of all rap and hip hopHe believes that hip hop wasn’t just music it was a way of life, a state of mind,The way you should treat and respect others.
Let me be clear -- I'm on the front lines of any effort to get the men in hip-hop to rethink their pornographic uses of women's bodies and performance of lyrics that more often than not express, at best, a deep ambivalence about and fear of women (perfectly captured 14 years ago with the Bell Biv Devoe quip "never trust a big butt and a smile") and, at worst, outright hatred. But as we make demands of these artists, it's important that we understand the demands of the peculiar space they occupy within pop culture. Without doubt, the performance of black masculinity continues to be hip-hop's dominant creative force. Yet over the last decade or so sales figures have consistently shown that young white men are the primary consumers of the various performances of black masculinity and the pornographic images
Lillie Shipley The Effects of Rap Music on Developing Misogynistic and Violent Culture Over the past few decades, rap music has gone through a serious evolution from the back streets into the limelight and has emerged as one of the most prominent music genres of today. Rappers have come out of the woodwork to become well known staples in our culture, and high-society figures that people look up to. With this development, however, a new, negatively-charged "thug" culture has come with it. Recent redefinitions of what gangsters are, as well as the appearance of sexism and misogynistic lyrics of the music and within this new culture, show the possibility of a violent and criminal culture that has developed along with the 'rap game'. While the physical appearance of gangsters may have transitioned from the tailored suits of the 1940's to the to the expensive and flashy chains and sneakers of today's definition, the idea is the same: illegal activities, drugs, and a culture of immorality runs their lives.
Gangsta rap and American Culture Should censorship come at a price of complete social exile. In “Gangsta Rap and American Culture” Micheal Eric Dyson a baptist minister, father, and prestigious writer and educator explains his views on Gangsta rap both good and bad. Micheal Eric Dyson background allows him to understand how rap came to be. However Dyson doesn't agree with how the government accuses gangsta rap for the downfall of black youth. All in all Dyson's main points to his argument is understanding how rap came to be, the negative and positive images that gangsta rap portrays to the black community, and acknowledging that rap music shows true beliefs about growing up in bad black neighborhoods.
The article also emphasizes that white people are not credible within rap music, because hip-hop shows the rap artist’s social struggle. One artist that does not try to imitate the African-American struggle is Eminem, who has gone through the same hardships as any other hip-hop artist. There is also a point that is brought up where hip-hop music’s majority is made up of white listeners and buyers. Attention to the white society is crucial, because it will always stand as the dominant culture. Hip-hop is best identified with the African-American culture.
Patrice Foster Professor Hayaud-Din Government 2301-2406 Summer I 2012 Extra Credit Abolishing The Exclusionary Rule Word Count: Patrice Foster The Exclusionary Rule The Exclusionary Rule is a senseless rule. We should get rid of it and the police and prosecutors should be able to use the evidence even if it’s obtained in violation of the rule, because we could potentially let criminals go to satisfy this rule. This rule is so full of controversy, that it is hard to support. How can we as citizens embrace this rule? A rule that does so little to protect the law as it was made.