Rap Music Survey

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A survey was conducted to observe the behaviors of William Carey Students when they listen to Rap music. Rap music has been considered the source of aggressive behavior in young adults, which leads them to substance abuse and alcoholism. Through this survey, we will compare the mood and behavior students participate in when they are listening to Rap music. This will also hush the critics that condemn Rap music, saying the music glorifies sex, drugs, and violence. With the results, half of the students surveyed who say that Rap music does not promote violence (those who listen to Rap music for entertainment), and, we are looking at the fans of Rap music since the survey will be based on behavior, activity, and influential force. With the results…show more content…
Both sides gave deep and personal thoughts about Rap music and what it stands for. From the male’s perspective on Rap music, they say people think it’s about sex, drugs, money, violence, gangbanging, and disrespecting women. But, others see Rap as an expression of life experiences, that the music is poetic, funny and an inspiration and fun for the community. Two of male WCU surveyors are age 25+, two are ages 18-21 while one is of the age 22-24. 4 of the 5 male surveyors say listen to rap music all the time believe college students listen to it because it’s popular and trending. 3 out of 5 WCU male surveyors believe the music’s lyrics are telling to do smoke, drink, and engage in violent confrontations, and disrespect women and their parents, say that Rap music put them in a happy/calm while the other 2 surveyors said their mood is unchanged. All five male WCU surveyors (100%) say that when they are at a club, the first thing that will happen is dancing. Rap music from the female’s perspective was very perceptive because it lets me know how when I present their results I must be careful shed light on this topic because of the bad history between women and Rap music the WCU female surveyors age ranges between 18-21 and 22-24. The two surveyors that are ages 22-24 say they prefer a different genre, each of them gave their personal about Rap music: the first female surveyor says it’s about sex,…show more content…
Bringing the dilemma that Rap music is black music genre. If a student takes on this topic, must set a different demographic to allow more races to participate in survey to prevent a biased survey that was meant for African-American WCU students. Yet, in a sample survey I gave out, 1/3 of the students explain how Rap music is a music genre for everyone and is important. While the rest see the music as a black music genre that talks about money and women. But through the eyes of Rap fans and artists alike, Rap stood for Rhythm and Poetry. It craved a tapestry of exposing social issues that white America would never shed light on. According to rapper Mos Def in his 1999 manifesto, Fear Not of Man, he says “Me, you, everybody – we are hip-hop,” suggesting that hip-hop music no longer represents solely the voice of the black community, instead, hip-hop now represents all those who partake in or promote hip-hop culture whether male or female, rich or poor, black or white, American or foreign, and so on. (Mos Def, 1999)” This will ensure that if anyone to one this topic, remember “Hip-Hop/Rap music is
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