Explicit Music Persuasive Speech

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Imagine you’re in your room, listening to some of your favorite songs on your playlist while working on your laptop. You’re in the middle of a song, and then your mom comes in on you. She sees the “parental advisory” symbol on the cover of the album, and you see the look on her face: total shock. You try to come up with valid reasons why you are listening to that, but you can’t. What do you say? This is a common story with lots of teens, and it’s a very big misconception with parents. This is why explicit music should be a right, not a privilege. That’s because some songs have good messages and stories, kids have already heard the words, and they are mature enough to handle it. And these are only just a few reasons. There are many more reasons why teens should be able to listen to explicit music. One of the reasons why this is true is because some rap songs have good messages and stories. For example, on the surface, rappers like Kanye West and Tyler, The Creator seem like “gangster” rappers. However, this is a big misconception. Kanye raps about being misunderstood and is also an amazing producer. Tyler is similar and he also raps about his dad leaving him, and what’s cool is that he…show more content…
Many parents think that kids will think that the topics that rappers rap about will be cool, like selling drugs, having sex, etc. But teens know the difference between right and wrong. In fact, studies show that kids learn the difference between right and wrong at a very young age, at around 19 months old. So teens can carry that knowledge over and apply that to more “mature” topics, like what some rappers rap about. This is also what a lot of people’s points are about why teens shouldn’t listen to explicit music. But that’s something that parents are wrong about. Also, many rappers admit in interviews that they don’t live up to the stuff that they rap

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