Another reason that rap music causes problems today is by the way they take drugs and alcohol, to be something they are most certainly not. They talk about murder, rape, assault as if they were okay. Almost everybody and everything that has to do with rap music is associated with drugs and alcohol. The impact of rap music has numerous negative impacts in our culture and society today. This
Hip Hop is seen as something inspiring, but most people see it as a way to speak out the truth about a problem. As in “Hip Hop planet” being able say the truth can sometimes worsen any situation because sometimes what we say can promote violence and whatever happens after is not in our control. The essay is about how hip hop has changed into speaking out the issues that need to be taken care of in order to maintain a proper society. McBride talked about how rappers use violent lyrics to degrade women and gays and because of this it shows how the music has evolved into something entirely different that no one would have ever expected to have changed. In James McBride's essay “Hip Hop Planet,” he argues that hip hop has a negative influence on American Culture despite people thinking of it as inspirational and how people live through different experiences in life despite of your race.
During those times temprence wasn 't a commonly practiced ideal so alcohol addictions were more common, it would only make sense that people would begin to see the parallels between alcohol and many of the negative things that plague society. Something that wasn 't accounted for before inacting prohibtion however was human nature, just because a law was created didn 't change the beliefs that a person had nor did it change how the individual acted. All that changed following a new law was the concequence for an action, but depending on the action which in this case was the consumption of liquor people are more willing to break laws if it gives them access to something they have a dependency towards. For many people during that period alcohol was not only a way to relax but it was an escape from the hardships of
When watching Love & Hip Hop viewers are amped for the entertainment, not realizing that the things shown are aspects of abusive relationships that are supposed to seem “realistic”. It may not be physical abuse all the time but it can also be emotional or verbal abuse. The show focuses most of its making on the negatives of having a relationship in the music industry. Relationships shown on the show differ from normal relationships, and they also influence people to act a way in relationships or have positive or negative influences as to how they should expect a relationship to be as a musician in
Due to what was stated above, lower income adolescent residents in Baltimore are forced to resort to crime and drugs as a scapegoat of their missed opportunities. On the other hand the Bronx, also had a crumbling sense of community, because of violence that was brought into its area. The repercussions of this as is similar of Baltimore, most adolescents resorted to the streets for money. Lastly the reason why both cities young men found it attractive to go to the streets, is because it gives them pride, money and a way to escape from the missed opportunities from their communities.
In the essay, “Rerouting Rap Music,” Nick Vinci focuses on the issues of censoring rap music and the common stereotypes of the genre. He states how the media and older generations criticize rappers due to their music displaying violence, drugs, and ignorance, which is why rap censorship is encouraged. Nick attempts to contradict the claims by revealing the social, political, and economic messages rappers send to listeners. Nick uses interesting sources, facts, and comments to support his topic, however, there are a few concerning errors in his essay. Moreover, Nick proves an argument rather than exploring a deeper issue of censorship in the music industry.
These statistics have lead me and many others to believe the war on drugs is anything besides a success. Opposing views claim, that the war on drugs has been rather successful. These opposers do have some ground to stand on. The price of harder illegal narcotics such as heroin and cocaine have dropped since the beginning of the war on drugs. Also the number of high school seniors reported
This profession a way out of their current situation and now rap becomes their occupation and means to provide. According to Pyatak, & Muccitelli, (2011) Rap music has become a very influential style for artists to express their thoughts throughout the world. Rap is often mistaken for fostering act of violence, illegal drug use, and criminal acts, and notions that Caucasian Americans have more administrative, social, and are born into money more so than African Americans .Economic capital and finances are a major issue among African American rappers. The rap game of the past has evolved and it no longer a boys club where men are the voices of rap. Men and women have emerged as stars but still financial education is lacking.
The War on Drugs has been criticized for its inability to decrease drug users and drug related crimes. The US government’s methods combat illicit drug crimes have made people question the main motives of War on Drugs. Since the US government declared the War on Drugs asset forfeiture has been widely used by law enforcement agencies to reduce drug criminals influence. Asset forfeiture is effective in tackling illegal drug crimes and funding government agencies, but the laws about asset forfeiture has been controversial due to its questionable profit incentives for law enforcement and inability to protect property owners from unfair seizures. Asset forfeiture is the legal process in which property is seized based on its association with illegal
“If police are arresting a larger proportion of blacks than the proportion of criminals victims say were black, it would be evidence of bias”, but this data shows the two figures are very similar (Rubenstein). Yes, there is a higher percentage of black people arrested and serving time in the criminal justice system, but it is because they commit more crimes, not because of a racial