Hip-Hop/Real Rap

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Nayeli Munoz
01/15/13 Rap
Most people are unfortunately misled as to what is rap music. Many people seem to have only heard commercial rap; commercial rap is "gangster rap". Most of the commercial rap songs talk about getting money, gang banging, and some kind of explicit love or sex. Two examples of commercial rappers are "50 Cent" and "Soulja Boy". True rappers have some kind of poetic flow. Real rap has a deep and meaningful topic, it is like poetry but with more emotion. "Tupac" and "Snoop Dogg" are two great examples of real rappers. A positive influence that rap has on today's youth is that it shows us what is going on in the real world; however, rap music can influence youth to be very violent. Another negative about rap is that it is very degrading towards young women.

Through their music rap artist show a realistic picture of what is going on around them and how hard it was growing up in poverty. An example of this is when "Tupac", a famous rapper, in his song "Thug Mansion" says "picture me inside the misery of poverty, no man alive has ever witness struggles I survived". Later on in the same song he continues with "seen the politicians ban us, they'd rather see us locked in chains, please explain why they cant stand us". This song is reflects the issues of discrimination toward African American by the government. Rap has opened our eyes to show us the circumstances of poverty, drug use, violence, and how easy they can access guns. Rapper "Too Short" raps about the importance of staying in school and getting a good job.

Rap influences youth to be very violent; in "Big Pun" song "Brave in the heart" he says, " I'm from where the guns love to introduce they self. Reduce your health little bulletproofs get felt. The street's a trip; either you deep or you sleep with the fish". This song tries to tell us that we need to use violence in order to...
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