Black Entertainment : Hasn't rap gone way too far????

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  1. brother Malik

    brother Malik Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I was just looking at a thread about 50 cent and I couldn't resist the urge to ask if anyone sees what I see.

    I think the lyrical content and the imagery of rap has gotten completely out of control. There is just so much criminality, disrespectful presentations of young sisters as sexual objects and gross materialism. I am afraid for the generation of Black youth who are being imprinted with this madness. In my opinion, Lil' Kim, 50 cent, and all the other thugs and gangsters are teaching young Black kids that going to jail, hustling, being promiscuous, and valuing cars, jewelry and money are things to aspire to. In my opnion they are selling poison to our youth just as surely as a dope pusher is. Young minds are the most impressionable minds. Is this kind of imagery of Blackness what we want our youth to be taught?

    I was doing research recently and I read an author who was writing about pop culture. He said that pop culture doesn't just entertain, it also informs and instructs.

    What do you all think? I am scared to death at the damage this poison is doing to the next group of Balck thinkers and leaders.
     
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    What thinkers?


    That is the main problem... our people have been reduced to animals... teenagers no longer think.. they imitate.. And all they have been given a bunch of worthless examples to imitate. No one wants to think for themselves... the group rules everything now... it is about fitting in and looking cool... and what's cool? cool is what you see in everyday music videos.... A cool i would rather not be...
     
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    word up the mainstream hip hop rap is fill with betrayal to the black women and
    destructional to the young minds, violence and negative display these rap video's
    is junk yes it has gone way too far blanketing black youth in the myth that it's cool
    and the way we need more in the music arena to step up with positive messages
    to stay in school remove all the fly honey's from the video's and kill the notions
    but today it's what sales and all that's out there for us to hear why listen to trash
    and calling of N...... and B......... one thing for sure 50cent getting paid but feeding
    so much negativity and the thuggish hype .

    They spraying our community with this rap-o-rama crap we have to stop
    buying it allowing our culture youth from buying it and cast it out surely
    they will redefind how and what they allow as rap to be displayed if we
    stop . I agree it has gone way to far and seem to get stronger daily , that
    writer is right it's sheer intertainment and it's hurting minds for the flashy
    cars and money and all the other junk feeding our culture it's the way to go
    being hard thuggish is life goal ..........smh
     
  4. Froggy1

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    being a teenager who doesnt listen to fifty cause dude is waaaaaaack or lil kim cause i never liked her but yeah i understand what your saying about everybody following this image I mean a lot of this stuff im saying wtf? when people at my school wear gunit and stuff and talk about how much they love rap and when i show them A Tribe Called Quest they like uggh turn that off SLIM THUG NUCKA! im thinking wow i fell like a outcast sorta, but not all kids my age are like that just going with what you see on tv. I made up a story about this called stay true about a rapper who gets signed to a company like Rawkus that gets taken over by by CMFS(tell you what it stands for later) they try to get him to change his image to what people like to see hiphop be but he wants to stay true so he quits and then they put some dude who cant even rap in his place and take the guys stored rhymes. thats how the story starts. I remember Nas or someone said we gotta rid the game of these CB4 gangstas man
     
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    these type who push many new artist into what they want to sell
    and corrupt the mindset staying true to the game is one thing but
    staying in the hype of corruption and negativity is another if many
    Rappers would stay true to the Hip hop rap game they would be following
    in the foot steps of rappers like (Kool Mo Dee) and (Run DMC) pushing
    positive messages out , feeding health and not putting our women on
    display and betraying them as B........ and H......... hip hop lost respect
    for it own culture and now we have none colored rappers beating at this
    game

    see they have blanket the mindset to not listen to Roots and a Tribe call Quest,
    common, and others with strong vibes but feed into the MF this and B........that
    shake yo A... here drop it like it's hot there , time we stop and think and nolonger
    accept this if they can't clean it up and be more respectful
    there is some nice rappers out there just going or gone way past the line.
     
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    Brotha, I share your sentiments and concerns

    Rappers like 50cents are in the unique position to actually make a positive change, but it appears he doesn't have the conciousness to do so.

    People of his ilk are nothing more than highly paid minstrels and bafoons, and more importantly, they're dangerous.
     
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    but hey you gotta think though that a lot of rappers dont have power over what they do a lot of djs make them change themselves and try to sound like guys that are already on the radio and stuff
     
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    u'r completely right.in fact it's a long time that i've not been listening to hip-hop,coz' doesn't edify u,it's full of stuff that u'll never like ur daughter or son to come in contact with.
     
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    man...it's still dope hip-hop music out there...
    u have to turn off the radio and do your reaserch to hear it though...

    check this site out mayne....

    undergroundhiphop.com

    one love
    khasm
     
  10. Deepvoice

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    Rap has done a whole lot of embarrassing things, it seems the more ignorant it gets, the more popular it becomes. Not all rap is bad though, people like Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, Mos Def, Dead Prez(whoa), Talib Kweli, and a few more are very much the exception in the rap game.
     
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