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Title: Rap Music’s Role in Society
Specific Purpose: To inform the audience about rap music and its history in America. Thesis: Rap music has been a controversial topic ever since the song “Rappers Delight” by The Sugar Gang in 1979. The question has been and still remains, is rap music a way for everyday kids to get away from their seemingly awful life? i. Introduction

a. Attention Material: Violence has always seemed to revolve around rappers and rap music because some of the harsh words said in some of these songs. A teacher once pointed out to me that the reason some rappers such as Will Smith didn’t make it in rapping, is because he always kept it clean. b. Tie to the audience: This violence is not caused by rappers and their music, but how the listeners respond to their work. If you’ve ever read anything from Shakespeare, teens today can agree that it isn’t an entertaining type of literature …. c. Credibility material: But according to Todd Boyd of the New York Press, rap music could be qualified as a new type of cultural movement to take into America. d. Preview: I will be talking to you about the history of rap music and how it came to be in today’s society. e. Transition: If you think,

ii. Body
f. Rap music has been through thick and thin from the disapproval of the older generation to the violence that seems to be involved with most rappers lives. i. Some could complain that rap music is tied to the violence of teens nowadays, but just because you don’t understand something, does that really mean it is the cause of your problems? ii. You may have heard of rappers being on trial for horrific crimes, but is it the music that is causing the violence? iii. The older generation might think that it is, but they also laugh at our new styles such as sagging. 1. But most of the time, new inventions start off as something some think are stupid, but end up overtime growing into a...
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