Social Issues In Rap Music

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Rap music carries a very lengthy and popular reputation, some calling its lyrics violent, disrespectful of women and encouraging the use of illegal drugs. With all negative comes positive, rap music educates people from different perspectives and raises many social issues, it is also a channel for people to express freely about their view on political or social issues and by doing so,engaging youth to become concerned and aware of global issues. Making the youth aware of the world around them and the conditions they face in society, enabling individuals to discuss ways in which they can make a positive change within society. A few of the issues that rap has created awareness in are racial discrimination and the importance of mental health in the black community. Rap is the idea of the mind, body, and soul, it encourages both the artist and listeners who may be struggling with identical issues. Some people may use a canvas to tell their life story, rappers use words and metaphors as their canvas to tell their life story.
Mental health issues in the black community have consistently been talked about as a taboo; just pray a little harder and your problems will go away. However,“Rap has a complicated relationship with depression. For
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Contrary to Pences article, author Jeffrey Hicks opposes a brand new idea, on how hip hop destroys the black youth. As reported by Hicks “Beyond the music, hip-hop culture encompasses street codes of behavior and an overall defiance of social convention. It is this defiance of mainstream life that is at the root of much of the underachievement now plaguing black youth. Hip-hop orthodoxy infers that young blacks who emulate mainstream attitudes are exhibiting weakness”. Sure hip hop encompasses street codes and also street values, that 's just the way it is. But to put blame on the content and then link it to plaguing the black youth is absurd, no matter where you go you are a product of that environment whether it be
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