Rap is not a broad spectrum of music. It reaches the same type of people of different ages and racial background. Whether it's a 16 yr. blk. boy who's been in juvie, a 25 yr. old latino male who's been to prison, a 52 yr.s old creole grandmother who spent 7 years in prison when she was in her 20's, a local female stripper who drinks hennessy and smoke weed, or a 61 yr.s old Mexican male tatted up who's been in and out of prison his whole life.
Growing up in the hood the brothas who were always against me, the ones who always talked shyt about me when I walked by, all listened to rap and smoked weed and over time, one by one...they were all killed. Shot to death. None of them reached the age of 26. Rap music was their preferred music and that's all they cared to listened to.
No one ever attacks Blues music, Gospel, R&B, Soul, Jazz or Reggae music.
people "like": greasy food, unprotected sex, drugs, alcohol etc & that stuff kills people too...
also, I am complex enuf that I can like fif AND realize hes not perfect (I love my mom, but shes not perfect either) if more people could see/acknowledge the duality of life, this world would be a better place
"A man is what he thinks about all day long-emerson-"
Every generation has some influence that's labeled as the poison of society. I think rap music can be whatever it wants, a haven for felons, drug dealers, whatever. But when I'm a father, I'll be responsible for the influences my kids absorb, and how they're raised. There will be no voice more powerful in my house than my own. I don't think the problem is rap, but the lack of families strong enough where even if kids do enjoy rap, the values they have will be the values parents instill in them, not the values people on the TV/Internet act like they have to make $$$.
After all, that video and every video is all about making cash ain't it? We're just watching someone's 9 to 5.
Why open your mouth and make a rap song if you have nothing to say? And then why would you say something if you don't intend for it to have an effect on the listener? What would be the point of the music? Every form of music that has been created by man was created to have an effect on the listener.
And rap has evolved since it's origins. It evolved beyond the music itself. It has become a demonic culture, a lifestyle, a way of life, a way of death for the rapper and the listener. Twenty five years ago it wasn't like it is today. Over the past 25 years, so many diverse groups have spoken out against hip hop culture. From black leaders, religious groups, the black community as a whole etc. have spoken out against this culture.
Why? Because it's a negative culture. Russell Simmons compares Rap to Heavy Metal. Heavy Metal is the music of the white Satanist so that would make Rap the music of the black Satanist. Rap has been compared and linked to Satanism, Luciferian, the Illuminati and so forth. It's full of excessive profanity and when you combine excessive profanity with music, sex and rhythm with a message, you will conjure up demons and the devil himself even if you're not trying to.