I am telling you what is up.
You can sway personal choice of the many however you want if you can get it put out via propaganda tactics, Which is exactly what has happened. The way its been glorified by the mass media[rather propagandish imo] has put it out to such that it was pushed as the black identity.
How did that happen? I do not know, The hows would have to be explained by somebody who grew up in that time frame of the 70s. There was nobody left to take the reins leadership wise. You gotta have some sort of rolemodel.
As for Rap itself. At the start it was nothing but a statement of how it was, But that quickly turned into a glorified lifestyle when it was taken and commericialized.
Is Rap music ruining black america? Its stagnating and leading us backwards from what Black America accomplished thoughout the 60s. I noticed that after that, That was when the start of the media in glorifcation of lifestyles in the slums that up till then, Were not seen in black movies from s[where it would be normal all black movies off normal familes for the most part] Notice in the 70s were among the first times I've seen massmarketed "player" type movies and pimp movies and media.
I am sure its always been there thoughout low-income neighborhoods. But I have never seen it put on massmarket media and glorified till then. Single parent homes are now rampant thoughout black households run by just females Why?
Well to put it in a simple way[possibly too simple] There isn't any sort of view nor understanding of the concept of nuclear families anylonger. A issue that just cycles over and over again. Each cycle it will get worse and worse. Boy and girl grow up in a mother headed household. On welfare, Mother was brought up during the start of gangsta rap and off the waning years of the funky "pimp" type lifestyle.
Check, lets start with the boy. Boy does not have any sort of stable father figure in his life, Does not know of any sort of fatherhood responsibilty as he has no real model of it. Turns on TV, Sees the majority of blacks acting and speak in the same manner his mom and her "boyfriends" speak.
He goes to school where his peers act the same way. Nobody in the house instilling the value of hardwork and education.
Just violence and the glorifacation of said violence. The only male role models are the mothers boyfriends who are these same types he sees in the videos and on TV.
Nobody explains the importance of higher education. The boys other black friends are the same way, Growing up bowing to peer pressure he never views it as important.
He gets invovled into the gangbanger lifestyle because he feels that is what would make him a "Man" and tries to market himself a pimp.
He fathers another son to a woman who has grown up similar, Expecting and thinking the idea "Man" is that hardened tough thug and players. Starts the cycle once again with the next son.
Check, Lets finish with the girl. Sees her mother do nothing but bring home "thugs and players" which reinforces what she sees on TV, what she hears from female rap artist and songs. What she sees in movies and what her peers clamor on about guys.
That those thugs and players are "Real men" she should be attracted too. While mostly from feminisim and female empowerment and commitment, black women stay in school longer and I see more of them getting into colleges[granted if they do not have a kid early.
I've seen plenty of them in my own classes[not many black males however] Problem? Cycle still carries on with her children. There isn't any sort of other viewpoint to counter whats in mainstream culture and media.May 08, · GORDON: A recent study concludes that popular songs like Pass the Courvoisier by rap artist Busta Rhymes are strongly linked to alcohol addiction, drug use, and violence among young people.
A study released in by Franklin Zimring of the University of California, Berkeley, found that crime rates across all major cities declined in the "gangsta rap" s to levels more closely.
Feb 15, · In a sense the music forced itself to change. The back-to-back slayings of 2Pac and the Notorious B.I.G. (in and , respectively) served terrible notice that gangsta rap — with its ever-intensifying cycle of threats and reprisals — had gotten all too real, a verbal arms race turned dangerously corporeal.
Gangsta rap or gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" initiativeblog.com genre evolved from hardcore rap into a distinct form, pioneered in the mids by rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T, and was popularized in the later part of the s by groups like N.W.A.
After the national attention that Ice-T and N.W.A attracted in. "With a rising murder rate the police are saying gangsta rap is contributing to violence" (Frosch 1).
Police all around America are saying the same thing, but this instance in Colorado is proof. Local police in Colorado Springs are "warning nightclub owners that their places might not be safe if they play gangsta rap" (Frosch 1). Just as soul music did not make people love more then, rap music does not make people kill more now.
Listening to John Coltrane does not make people do heroin. In the murder rates in New York (the birthplace of hip-hop) and Chicago (hometown of Kanye West) decreased to levels unseen since the s.
This is even more noteworthy .