I believe that rap music has a profound impact on teens in a negative way. Rap promotes a lot of negative influences on teens and can affect the growth development of a child, if they are listening to it at a young age. Although, you may say I just listen to the beats but not the lyrics, remember you are, what you listen to.
They are many positive things that come with listening to rap music and watching videos. For starters rap music is a part of the hip hop culture. So for starters one will get certain knowledge of how that culture is. Also rap music teaches lifes lessons from the artists point of view. Whether its the choices these artists made and telling you not to do those choices. Or things such as follow your dreams. Videos depict different cultures, environments and life lessons that people go through that most would usually not be exposed to. For instance a child living in Idaho, might not ever know what its like to go grow up in the inner city, urban streets, or the ghetto. But through music videos you can see the stories that these artists expressed about there early struggle. Hip Hop is a culture that has stood the test of time because its real. People rap about life, and what everyday people go through, no matter what you skin color is.
It depends on the type of rap music...for example, listening to sellout artists such as T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Jay Sean etc. (who don't even qualify as rappers -_-) is not good. However, there are very good influences of rap, and these are in the underground and also in oldschool music. For example, artists such as Nas provide lyrics that are uplifting, and show reality in its truest form. Other examples would be the People Under The Stairs, who rap about the life of the average person in L.A., KRS-One, who has raps that are to uplift the people listening to it, and Mos Def and Talib Kweli, to name just a few. In my opinion, rap music is the best type of music out there, because it has the most variety of any genre, with topics that can range from anything, be it good or bad. I highly recommend rap music to anyone...but only underground and old school raps. The crap that they play on the radio today and on MTV is not rap. Its Crap. That stuff gives bad influence, and gives rap a bad name overall.
Ok so first of all, I listen to almost every genre of music, but my predominate interest is in rap music. I would like to start by stating that I do in fact rap myself, I am addicted to cigarettes and I cuss more than someone with turretts. I have been addicted to drugs and alcohol, I have been charged with a violent crime and with theft. I have assaulted many people, I have committed many crimes and so on and so forth, but it had nothing to do with the music I listen to. I have an addictive personality and vioent tendancies. But that was all in junior high and high school, when I was young immature. Now I am a successful college student, I still make rap music, but I grew out of being a rebellious teen. It had nothing to do with the music, its called BEING A TEENAGER!! All you oversensitive people grow the hell up and learn how to deal with it. For one thing, its all the parents fault. If you don't watch your kid and the people they are hanging out with, they can fall in with a bad crowd really easily. Also, if you have such a problem with rap because you are seriously that retarded, then listen to it, rep it up, and pretend to love it, your kid will in turn HATE IT!all teens do is oppose their parents, I sure as hell did. Jesus people, learn psychology, learn how to parent, and keep all the retarded people off these blogs. Peace.
I'm a teen whose influenced by rap, I rap myself because I love it and I breathe hip-hop but I don't smoke pot I don't have guns I don't sell drugs I don't go out and try to kill people because I know whats right to do and whats wrong to do heres a perfect example lil waynes a rapper but he tells kids to stay in school he was a straight a student in school yeah hes really stupid right and eminem yeah he was a drop out and a attic but he tells kids now not to get involed with that stuff he tells kids to stay in school and not to get mixed in with oil company owners lol and hes motivational ImNot Affraid To Take A Stand! So hip-hop is not mad it helps me get though the day I need it to survive trust me. I curse I smoke cigarets and I drink at some partys but I don't do it to be cool I do it for me but I'm not an attic or anything ive tryd pot and I didnt like it I tryd pills but did not like em so I don't do it but I did it for me not because music told me because I wanted to for fun but I don't like them so I didnt want to do it again. So music does not influence you in a bad way just describes how you feel at times and hip hop and raps good for that because it come out and says how its feeling.
Yes It currently does. Curtain music such as rap and metal can get teenagers doing very naughty things. Rap can make teenagers take drugs, have sex earlier and even hit teachers. Metal music can get Teenagers to attempt suicide and have mental breakdowns. If you put it up to loud it can make them have seizures.
I don't think Rap music influences anybody. All it does it cause people to think about certain things that they don't usually think about without rap music. I've listened to Rap for 6+ years. I've never done drugs, smoke, drank, had sex, or got arrested. There's some things I don't agree with so I don't do it. I've listened to hard core rap music from N.W.A to Immortal Technique to Xzibit. All three of those rappers/groups portray a negative message. People don't realize that it's people who have to make the right decisions. I don't do things because I heard it in a song, I choose to do things because that's what I think is right. I'm 16 and I make the right decisions because I know whats right and wrong. Rap music is portrayed as a drug, sex, and crime oriented genre. People just think of Rap as thug music that no good scum bags listen to. Listen to real music that isn't all about drugs and sex to problems there are in the world and ways to fix things. Listen to Immortal Technique and you will hear a message that has meaning and that is not all about negative acts that doesn't influence people.
I'm not sure if people understand what an influence is. An influence is something, or someone that can have an affect on another human being to do or even think certain things without forcefully making them do it. Anything can have an influence on a person, parents, friends, music, movies, school. Think about if if you have ever seen a music video, with the rapper drinking, and having lots of women on them, and even thought I wonder what that's like. That video has influenced your mind. You don't even have to portray the acts if we witness something and wonder what it would be like, we have been influenced. We can be influenced and still make different choices. Rap music can influence us, but like some have said it is up to us to do what we witness, or to do something else.
Rap music generally depicts reel life and gangster life, which attracts teenagers, who in turn try to be one like them. Teenagers view television for longer hours and so watch every move with rap music. These kinds of videos do get teenagers sexually involved. Generally rap videos involve women who hang around with powerful men these videos are not that bad and yes in a way it is restricted. However, in real life teenagers want to be like them, want to have a lifestyle like them. And so, when it is time to visit a pub or party, teens have the tendency to dress like them and things go beyond the way since there is no one to watch over them at that moment.
Looking at real figures around 75% of videos has some kind of sexual imagery involved in them.
If you think the only rapper thats a bad influence is Weezy you havent listened to enough rap. There are plenty of rappers who can provide a bad influence like Gucci, Yo Gotti, Jeezy, Yung Joc ect, but kids don't listen to the music cause they like the fact that can provide bad influences. We listen to rap because we like the beat, lyrics, and rhythm
There are a few issues here.
Firstly, if we presume there's some link between teenagers who listen to rap, and teenagers who show antisocial behaviour (violence, promiscuity, drug abuse)... Its not possible to say the rap music caused that behaviour. Its just as likely that teenagers who show that kind of behaviour in the first place are attracted to rap music, perhaps because it reflects something of the life they know.
Secondly, what is it about rap music that's thought to be provocative? Is it the beat, the melody, the harmonies... Or actually just the lyrics and video images? If a rap had different words, and a different video, it would still be a rap. So its not the 'rap music' itself that is potentially an issue at all... Just the words and images associated with it.
Words and images that sometimes reflect/promote negative lifestyles are found all over the place in teenagers' lives. In music and music videos, but also in advertising, TV, movies, video games, books, not to mention peers and poor adult role models.
All these things influence teens - but so do wonderful positive messages that come from good role models, supportive peers, music and other media that have messages of pride in individuality and overcoming challenge etc etc (I personally think these awesome messages come across pretty strong in rap)
Don't forget that teenagers can think for themselves and draw judgements about what they hear. A dude who raps about a gun does not make the listener want a gun (but it might provoke some thought about pros/cons of guns or why the rapper chose to rap about it). Its just a story. Hearing the story of little red riding hood does not make the listener want to chop wolves open with an axe...
All music can be an incredible tool for expression. Rap music is as valid for those teenagers who identify with it, as classical music is for those who are deeply moved by it. The music you listen to is part of the complex web of media present in your life, all of which has some influence on you. What that influence is depends on how you think through the messages you're presented and what judgements you make about them.
Your throwing babies in this? If a baby were listening to rap for one a baby is to young to act upon anything. For two the baby will grow up under the same rules of the parents whether it listens to rap , rock, jazz etc.. Behavior is truly a choice and as we have all been young once we chose what we thought was cool based upon our surroundings. I for one listened to jazz, old school, gospel, and rap, up until jr. High and I was a very very bad kid. Then I switched over to rap since then and ive been just as bad until I got to college and decided I needed to act like an adult. Kids will be kids regardless and music is music. Some kids find pleasure in being destructive even when there parents raised them correctly. Ultimately your actions are most influenced by your peers influences still cannot exert an action. Its all about self control.
NO! I am 17 years old and all I listen to is rap and hip hop. It doesnt ruin my mind or any of my friends minds that listen to it. It is just like any other music. You could say does pop music affect the youth or I don't know another form of music, but it doesnt. It is just people expressing what they like to say into a song.
In many different ways. When teens hear this kind of music and they listen to the lyrics, they want to portray everything that they are saying. Some lyrics can be quite provocative and insensitive and they hear these lyrics and want to do exactly what it's saying...For example: If they hear music about having sex...They want to go out and do it...If they hear things about gangstahs, money, drugs, and guns...They will want to do exactly that. They're being influenced by lyrics. Some music is inappropriate for teens to listen to. They deal with enough peer pressure just being a teen, listening to that kinda music will only enhance the pressure.
I think rap music isn't bad because it only shows different styles of musi and shows a detailed image of the singer.... Rapping is gd and really interisting to listen to because it has a lot of beat and rythm to it...however its also bad because it has a lot of violence and anger in it which gives a bad influence to children and teengers.
It depends on who you are as a person, and what values you have.
Also self- esteem plays a mojor in this. I like rap music, I have never taken drugs, have had sex, and hit my teacher.
Music in current America doesn't have as much meaning as it use to. Now and days most of the songs we hear on the radio is mostly about money, sex, and drugs. Songs such as “Poker Face,” “Right Round,” “Dean 'N Gone,” and “Kiss Me Thru the Phone” are changing how the current American teenager thinks and acts. One study showed that teens who listen to music with dirty lyrics are more likely to have early teen sex. Since these songs display sex as a great thing and cool thing to do, then teens are more likely to partake in such activities.
A. Rap and explicit lyrics have been known to produce other types of behaviors as well. A study was on 522 teens between the ages of 14 and 18 from “high” class to lower neighborhoods. Researchers found that compared to those who never or rarely listened to rap to the girls who listened to rap for at least 14 hours per week were far more likely to practice numerous destructive behaviors. Over the course of the one-year study, they were over 2.5 times more likely to get arrested, 3 times more likely to hit a teacher, they were twice as likely to have multiple sexual partners, and 1.5 times more likely to get a sexually transmitted disease, use drugs, or drink alcohol.
I believe in respecting my childs privacy as very few people ever respected mine. However today I had to look up the lyrics of some lil wayne songs. I can't believe the lyrics. I'd go eat dinner out of a trash can or let some one poke out my eyes before I'd behave according to those lyrics. I didn't know trashy words like that could even be thought of. That's not culture that's trash pure trash that needs to be locked up forever behind bars. Those people degrade themselves, women, ethics, and their race. They must have an iq of below 70. What a sham to even call it art. It's sick. What a disgrace to people like martin Luther king, louis Armstrong or nat king cole. If my child ever listens to that junk again I will throw the iPod the dr dre headphones and the limewire in the trash and ground him a long time... That music should be outlawed just like drugs are and pornography. It promotes and glorifies sexual abuse of others and self destruction.
By Lily -Evelyn
Rap music does affect our teens these days but then we could argue that the kids themselves have the choice to be influenced, if they choose to listen to that kind of music they are going to be influenced by it. People are starting to blame rap music for teen attitudes to sex. This is because in a lot of rap videos men are portrayed as the high and mighty whereas the women are portrayed as the lesser, as the inferior which they are saying influences teen boys to act in this way, to see themselves as superior to their women, their girlfriends - which could also be to blame for such things as rape, but I, personally wouldn't go that far. Teens these days need an idol, someone to look up to.
Working at a middle school, I hear the kids singing the rap. A lot of it is vulgar language and I would never say the words around my peers. I have nothing against Rappers, but for children, it's not suitable. It's too bad, it's so available to the youngsters. They see these people, some of the parents have it on their cd players or whatever, so of course the kids will listen to it. The kids also try to dress like the rappers and they look so silly. So, Rap music is not a good thing for kids and it does influence what they say and how they act, in a negative way.
Well today rap music has got more passion than it had before and there is specific theme in the music that is compelling people to certain actions. People who are emotionally intense take inspiration from this sort of music and they react in different way. Most of rap artists also belong from this young generation.
Many people say that melodious songs are good for health.Rap music and other rock songs have a bad effect on the health of not only teens but all people.it also has a bad effect on the attitude of teens.Their character becomes harsh.Everything should be used to a limit only.
Its true, you get influenced by everything in your life, especially by music. Just look how a raper dresses and acts and then look at a pop singer. By listening to rap songs makes you violent, courageous and the thing about making you sad its not true because it makes you feel the best and that makes you feel happy.
It's all about desensitization. When people listen often to lyrics that have violent and misogynistic
themes, they become more tolerant of it. Over time, a person's shock factor goes out the window and what seemed like a big deal is now a common, every day thing. Most rap music makes it seem like casual sex, drugs, and materialism are the only things that matter.
Rap is actually very bad for for the brain and your life.About 15% of teens learn a lot of swear words and bad things from music with rap.but if the rap does not contain any swears or things that would make you think bad thoughts,it's okay!And also when you grow up and if you listened to a lot of rap,rock music,and really loud music in your childhood,it would give you less hearing,let you forget faster,and think the thoughts that would not be really normal!If you WANT to listent to rap,it's okay!,after all it's your choice,I won't judge!
Lil wayne and jeezy and all those other people now are rap artist. Others such as nas n krs-one are hip hop artist and thats what people get confused. Rap is not bad. Rap is just to tell what people go threw in everyday life and if you can relate to it then you listen to it, if not then don't but there is nothing wrong with rap. People say that the language is bad but they say the same words in movies so does that mean that movies are bad too?
Rap music has a good and bad influence. The good part is that it teaches teens how life is and how hard it is in the real world. The bad part is that is talks more about sex and drugs and death. Sepending on the people thats listens to rap music is the influence. The reason why I say that is because is a dummy listen to it or a folloewer they will most likely do what is said but if a person with common sence then they will notice that this is bad and they will not do it...
Rap music makes teens stupid.
It express the artist expressions
Thats bull learn your facts better from a more reliable source
Every music have its different impact towards people.....its actually depends on each individual to think wisely of what they hear..:)
It doesn't affect me at all. I'm 15 and if anything I use it as motivation. Rap can be really deep and meaningful if you listen to the right people.
Rap doesn't influence people to do anything people make there own choice like drinking,sex,drugs,beating people they just think there cool no more rappers just rap about there issues or problems JUST SHUT UP :@
I do think rap music is good because of there personal life and thing that they live before and mot people don't understand the message they say some can be not good but some song yes
The language is terrible and most of the time the teens are listening to it around young siblings who think it is cool which it is not
I don't anythang 2 say bout rap music,because dhat should b da youth concerns eitha dey want to listen 2 rap music,yuh kant make no1 stop listening 2 rap music
I think your all complete retards. I'm 13, I listen to hardcore rap. Not influenced at all by what they do or say, I listen to the music fir the music not to decide if I'm going to go get arrested or shoot some one. You parents even think games have influences on us, but really what mainly influences us is, well, you and the rest of the family. So get off your fat lazy asses and start supporting us in our goals. And involve the family. My biggest influence is my oldest brother. My second is my uncle and third is my middle brother. Have no respect what so ever for my parents, because when I needed them they where there for me. So don't take after my parents, be there with your teen, support them with their goals. YOU are the biggest influence on them for a while then soon we will realise who was there most for us, and guess who our biggest influence?
Please I beg of you, please don't go talking down upon a thriving genre of music, just because you ASSUME it takes a major influence on our life. When we do something bad you blame what we listen to or what we play, but really we want you to give us a little bit more attention and start acting like responsible adults and love us.
(Note, this was wrote at 4 in the morning, my spelling is bad for how long ive been up. So please mind it.)
Rap does not destroy the minds of the youth b/c rock and some country can rap about death and stuff. Most of the rappers do drugs but most kids are not just going to find them everywhere. They are not going to copy any of the rappers and they have their own choice to listen to it or just not listen to it. The only bad influenced rapper I think would be lil wayne.
I say it doesnt and I would know.
Its not the music, its the people kids hang around with,
I thought that peer pressure wouldnt come around to me but it did
We don't try and act like them actually,
We don't look up to them.
We do us and they do them.
And were sorry if you think its what we listen too.
Its not at all, its the friends we hangout with.
People and parents overreact when the hear rap music and think its bad. I'm almost a straight A student and do well in school and I love listening to rap. It doesnt affect me into " doing drugs, drinking and stealing" sure it may affect a low percent of teens but not all of them. Most teens listen to music just because they enjoy it. My mom let me have a choice in what music I like listening to...she didnt control my life and tell me what I like listening to.
I'm 15 and I listen to rap all the time and it hasn't changed me. I still like to listen to country, rock, and pop music and I go to church. I've never been arrested or done drugs and I believe in saving sex till marriage. There's nothing wrong with listening to rap
It is, without a doubt, corrupting teens. The lyrics prompt millions of teens to go out of their moral limits and turn to sex and drugs. The combination of this and excess TV only add to it. Teens' brains absorb celebrities' actions, are influenced by the wrong crowd, and the result is the rising percentage of premarital sex, drug abuse, etc. But it is only their fault if they are mindless and ignorant; however, because of this our generation continues to fall.
Look, it doesn't matter what people's general opinion about rap music is. The facts are that a lot of bad behavior is stimulated by the music that is listened to. All music has either a positive or negative effect and rap (as well as metal) have negative outcomes, of course this depends upon the actions and common sense of the listener.
Just because Jesus supposedly died for your sins, doesn't mean you can do anything you want and get away with it. I don't understand why Christian people believe in this. Okay I get that you want to believe he died for your sins, but no way in hell does that justify people committing crimes. "Okay well I had premarital sex, drank some alcohol, and smoked some weed... But it's okay,, Jesus died so that my sins will be forgiven". Really? Is this what you believe?
I don't think that rap music affects teens at all because' it depends upon the way the listener takes the meaning out of the meesege which is delivered to us through music. I have many friends who don't listen to any other music accept for rap music, and I have never seen them fighting or druging and all the other stuff. And some of my other friends who don't listen to rap music are very aggressive and lose their temper very easily. So for the above question I agree with Christinej as she said that it depends upon how children are raised and their family background.
I conclude that rap music doesnt have much to do with violence in young adults and teens.
I listen to rap, but powerful lyrics.
It all depends
Rap music has nothing to do with creating corrupt teens. It all comes from the home and how they are raised. Its really aggravating how people try to blame everything but the ones truly responsible (themselves) for how their children turn out.
Rap is the best for kids to like myself I like it a lot and my kids do to
NO! I have a quote perfect for this. With so much comedy on TV does that make comedy in the streets? Same concept.
I think rap music is not bad it the way you do whit it you now what I'm saying so it all about you how you reacct
I am a youth so I can see what uyo mean...In a lot of songs there is talk of death,drugs,sex,& a ton of cussing.Also some can be depressing.But what I like about rap is not the words but the beat and rythem 2 the songs!
Please stop defending sin please!!! You people who are in denial are so blind that if you could just see in front of yourselves for just a few seconds you would laugh. Yeah you can TRY and call me religious but religious is something MAN-MADE and I am born of the Holy Spirit. I am a youth pastor and I currently am working on a sermon on things of this very matter. What I'm getting at is I was just like you, defending the very thing that kept me in bondage. Yeah rap can expose some truth, but notice I said SOME. I do not listen to any music that doesn't glorify God or sends at least a pure positive message to someone pertaining to everyday life. Seriously, kids are not without excuse to good or bad. Rap promotes pure rebellion, which in all reality was the very first sin. Along with that it glamorizes love of money, sex outside of marriage, debauchery, which is drinking, being merry and sexing, and it promotes drug use. Can some sentences in a rap song ring truth? Certainly, but if it does not cover ALL its bases and intentions, then it is a trap. You are just defending someone who you don't even know who doesn't even care for you, only the money you spend. WAKE UP!!! Life can be fun outside of sin, but if you like to use your free will to spit in the face of God, then be my guest. At least now you can't say you don't know. And of course there are some who will simply look at this WARNING and won't heed the SLIPPERY WHEN WE SIGN, but you know what happens.
Rap music industry has captured many teen markets and teens are especially fond of the rap music. but there are many question raised that is this music good for the young generation what they are getting after hearing this kind of music and what is the behavior they are showing when listening this music. They are giving a new thinking of the life to the youngsters and many people perceive it as the negative signs for the children. In the early age of the children of they listen the rap music they will act in a different way and will live their life in a way which is harmful for them so most of the rap singers depicting a picture to their children that they start the life in their own and which leads them towards the crime.
In that age children get influence by the shinning things they are unable to discover the pros and cons of the thing they are going to do. So the children must be kept away from the rap music as many psychiatrists suggest that this music has bad affect on the children. So the rap music is not good for the children and they must not listen to these kind of music.
Well I am 20 years old, and I have been listening to rap since I can remember. Rap has not influenced me in anyway. I'm about to get my degree in engineering. Rap is not all about the lyrics. Rap is a culture it's self. Rappers entertain their listeners. Everything starts with the parents, if the parents do not have control of their kids of course something is going to happen. If parents do not talk to their kids about, sex, drugs etc, they'll go head and do it, because they never heard their parents say it that its bad or so on. People stop blaming the musicians that are trying to make money, and blame the parents (or yourself if you are a parent). Rappers only curse in their songs to make it attractive to their listeners, of course a teen or a kid would like it, because that's how their peers talk, but it all falls down to the parents. If parents sat downs and talk to their kid/kids that cursing is not good and all good stuff the kid probably wont say those words again. Everything falls down on the parents. Why do you think there are "Parental Advisory" stickers on almost every CD, rap and non rap?
Rap music can influence a kid's life in many different ways. For example, with Eminem, and how he always raps about violence and everything, that can influence kids to get into fights, make threats, or whatever. But with other rappers, they're more neutral about things. In other words, there are also rap songs that don't have or don't need a meaning to it. Hope this helps!
Most singers cuss in their songs which I think is really bad for the youth.
People in elementary school cuss and talk about stuff they should not talk about
so I think it tells more and more people to go out there and do whatever they want like cuss and talk bad
Everyone that believes rap doesn't have an influence on teens, it does. They don't talk about government or anything stupid like that. All they talk about are taking drugs, drinking lots of alcohol, having sex, going to strip clubs, and one of the worst cussing. Raplegend2, you are 16, of course you know better. What about an 8 year-old - for example - would he know better? Even a 12 yer-old might not know better. You can't go around making assumptions. You have to think of everyone. Including babies - adults.
Well I'm 14 going on 15 and I'm african american so I have grown up listening to rap music it really doesnt affect me in any way I'm very smart and nice I'm not rebellious ir anything.I'm starting to come into this stage now where I listen to all types of music.
I'm a teen and I can say that I really do see kids doing what some of these songs say. But, they was doing this before some songs was talking about. Every body feel that all teens are doing what is going on in the world. But really we not. There are so many young teens who wont so much out of life but people never try to to find out.
For the most part, it encourages a rebellious, arrogant nature that doesn't respect any sort of authority, that and a rather temperamental nature where the person is likely to overexaggerate any situation, good or bad, they love their partner to death or want revenge when someone "bumps into them." That and the person is never satisfied, never truly happy, only temporarily.
There are supposedly other kinds that seem to be the opposite but I wouldn't know.
I'm a big fan of rap music and I don't care what anybody says, I know whats right and whats wrong, rap music doesnt tell me what to do, thats kids making there own decision to do those things. The rapper singing that song isn't making them grab that gun and shoot someone, they chose to do that themselves, so all of you haters just need to stop making rap seem like such a bad thing because its really not...
I am a young teenager and I sometimes listen to rap music. And when I do listen to this music I feel so relieved because I can dance my anger out, and sometimes when I listen to 2pac. I feel so lovable especially to the song Brendas Got A Baby. That is such a mind clickkkkkkerrrr to the mind and bring me to reality about really a having a baby while being a teenager
Not sure, but any kind of music can influence teens not just rap.
Promotion of freedom of speech.
The truth being told about life in the "ghetto".
I think rap is good people just say things hell with them
Well its difrent for me even if the song is bad my mind trunes it in to a difreent meaning like baby down down I think its about sex but when I listen to it my mind
think diffrently. In my mind its about that the guy would protect her no mater what happends ort would hapen or what people say.
Yes,I do.This is the truth. Any kind of music on the planet can be a good thing, depending on the message.
The lyrics in rap music can actually gives idea to those who likes to write a story.
It effects the teenage mind because when the artists rap the teens that are listening tend to act they they did on the video.
Any kid that is influenced by rap first off there raised in a bad situation second there not smart enough to make there own choices third all music is provocative in its own way or influencing its yourself. Don't BE DUMB MAKE YOUR OWN CHOICES
Bad because its mainly talk about guns killing and disrespecting women and sex and good for the beat
I like listening to rap music because it is a way for me to connect with other people-like the rapper. For example, if the rapper is rapping about a cheating girlfriend and my girlfriend cheating on me-I can understand what he is feeling.
Hell yes it does! LOL I would rather listen to pop, rock, and r&b any day than to listen to some rap.
As long as the kid has a good upbringing I don't think it influences them much. I've listened to punk and metal for many many years with violent lyrics ringing in my ears. Millions of people listen to songs like that and remain upstanding citizens. The chances that lyrics or movies will make a "normal" person antisocial in any way are very slim. Most of the ones that blame lyrics and movies for violence would have committed those crimes anyway. Same gos for video games. It's a cop out to blame those things. People are just to lazy to look for the real reason for the heinous acts in my opinion.
Rap does influence the way teenagers act and think... A study was done on teens that were avid listeners of rap music and the study showed a variety of things. The teens were 3 times more likely to hit a teacher, they were over 2.5 times more likely to get arrested, they were twice as likely to have multiple sex partners, and they were 1.5 times more likely to get a sexually transmitted disease, use drugs or drink alcohol. This study pretty much shows that rap music promotes very inappropriate and many times illegal behavior in teens. It influences the clothes teens wear and the actions they perform in their everyday life.
Don't tell me that little kids that sing "I'm going to pop a cap" isn't more likely to shoot someone than that of someone who doesnt listen to those kind of music.
It simply ruins the way they look on life and it makes them feels like all of thier dreams will not come true! Think about it... Most music is about how if a guy is singing about how their agirl left them or cheated on them. If agirl sings it it is about how thier guy left them and cheated. It affects teens attitudes because it puts negative thoughts in thier head and like nothing good will happen!!! I LOVE music!!!! And I personally know that after 5 times of listening to the song you have it stuck in your head and you can't forget it!!!! It is embeded in your head! Keeping a negative attitude with you!!!!! Rap sucks!!!!
Yes, I think rap is good for the young generation.
Yes its making teens stupid and ruinning peoples taste in music.
Any outlet for kids is helpful, when kids get tired of something they go to something else or change it...that's the cool part. All kinds of music goes through change, even gospel/christian music.
I am in a debate about this and found these stats:
51 percent of teens who listened to music laced with sexual debauchery ended up engaging in sexual activity, compared to just 29 percent of those who listened to little or none of the same types of music.
If you don't live the lifestyle why would you fund a artist that promotes it? In life you are either part of the problem or part of the solution!!!!!! SIN IS SIN AND IT IS DESTROYING AMERICA
Points of what could happen.
.3 times likely 2 hit a teacher
.2 times as likely 2 have multipal sex partners
Well yes possibly. There is a certain thing called peer pressure. If a teenage girl hears Metro Station singing about sex and how it is so common, then she feels pressured to do it to be normal. The song might just change her opinion on something. The music would be saying it is cool to have sex and people enjoy doing it. The music might have just put a negative connotation in the girl's mind. It just depends on the child and the views they have or were taught.
Yes, they can do bad things like smoking and drugs. Many rap songs set really bad examples, and can change people and their attitude.