Rap Informative Speech

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Have you ever heard of N.W.A, Ghostface Killah, Kanye West, or Wiz Khalifa? These are all rap artists that have a message in their lyrics and the message isn’t a good one. Rap broke out in the 1980’s and is still alive today. Many people today listen to rap music and there are many different rappers now and they are making a lot of money. Everyone of all races and culture listen to rap. The messages today are getting way out of hand and they need to be regulated. I will be informing you on what are in the lyrics of our songs, where rap is and what it entails, and how this kind of music degrades people.
What are actually in lyrics and what do they show? The group N.W.A uses,”...heavy doses of sadistic sex, misogyny, gun violence and all-round
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There are many different things it can talk about, but doesn’t. One example is Lil’ Wayne. He specializes in rapping about drug dealing according to Jason L. Riley. This is in your town, this is in our America. Why do you want to limit your freedom with drugs? Many have the same question. He encourages young men and women to go deal drugs and ruin their communities. Another example, is Future. He is also a rapper who says it’s,”...cool to pop a molly.” or ecstasy. Derek Brown, an upstanding father and owner of Boxing Out Negativity, was interviewed about this topic and shared his opinion. As a young man he was involved in a gang, dealt drugs, and murdered people. He said,”When I shot people, the first thing I did was put on a record.” One song he listened to was Scarface’s “Diary of a Madman”. Imagine the lyrics to this song. As you can see rap is everywhere. My friend’s also listen to rap, and we are in a mainly white american community.
Some may argue that music can help whatever kind it is. In a recent study by Dr Tobias Greitemeyer from the University of Sussex carried out some tests on the subject. He took groups of students and had them listen to various types of music. He noticed that those who listened to more empathetic or uplifting music were able to be more helpful, empathetic, and uplifting to others. So good music can lift a person and help, whereas belligerent music can degrade or defile a good person. So let’s change and listen to good upstanding

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