Essay Sample on “Rap – The Music of the Tough Guys”
The music rap only a decade and a haft old , finally notice by
the world in 1990 as real music had has its real downfall with
violence and corruption that surounds this new kind of music.
Its gotten so bad 1/20 people that listen to rap has
run into the law that been influence by listening to music.That
in order to stop all this violence that involves rap we must
learn to understand were their coming from why the offending
lyrics. 2 years ago a rapper named Ice Cube(O’shea Jackson)
sang at a concert where he had to take violence towards a korean
This started a riot after his concert,that resulted in a dozen of
burned korean shops. This was a big misunderstanding, so is
peoples view on rap music. What we must do is get to the heart
of the problem.
SEX, HOMICIDE, MONEY, these are some controversial things rappers must rap about to get “Mad loot” (money). Its bad enough we grew up in a era where the slightiest thing could upset any one,like teaching masturbation in public schools or teaching about the creation of the world in christian point of view. We, the society are trying the screen everything, to protect are children from being harm. But its harm we are inflecting on are soon to be leaders of the world,for example tring to banned sex education from the schools,screening the TV from harmful life scaring scenes of nudity,music being edited because of the used of the word “NIGGER” “BITCH” “JEW” “HOE” etc. Now rap singers are just telling stories about drug dealing, getting beat up by police officers,gangland slaying. Poeple don’t like them ,because they give people ideas or we just can’t admit how bad society is becoming. Shaking are head looking the other way saying this is not hapening right now. Stories that scare the hell out of people. Rappers rap about situation that happen to them in some point of their lives. Lots of rap music performers grew up in poverty,were violence surrounded them,were violence was the solution to the problem. Rap performer just sing about songs with message that not all people live perfect lives with perfect familys. Some rap singers are actually grateful for getting off the streets , and doing something with their lives. Some don’t even get off the streets, do you know that little kids go around the corner and see the local dopeman with foreign cars,women swarming all over them, and cash flooding from their pocket,then the kid goes home and see their motherfather comming home from work with a couple bucks in their hand. Now tell what do you think the kid is going to decide what he’s going to do for a living?. The problem isn’t about the language its about understanding.
Rappers must also stay out of trouble so they would not scar they
reputation. Rap is already a controversial music, it just makes it worst when haft them are out there commiting. Snoop Doggy
Dogg faces life in prison on conspiracy murder charges,the grammy
winning Snoop had he’s many run ins with the laws.March
1993,Tupac Shakur was arrested for assaulting
Menace II Society director Allen Hughes after an argument in
L.A.Seven months later, Shakur arrested accused of
shooting two off-duty officers in Atlanta.Police charge Shakur
and two members of his entourage with sexually assaulting a 20
year old woman. Police found a 9mm semi-automatic hand gun and
nearly haft gram of marijiuana, when they pull over 2pac for
speeding. Rappers out there are commiting crimes not realizing
that that lots of kids out their are loking up to them as role
models. Did you know that %20 percent of the population in North
America listen to rap, so thats a big number of people that rap
performmer are responsible for. Many rappers talk about streets
life, but lots of rapppers are out there trying to make the big
bucks. These rappers sing music about violence and corruption
because they know thats what sells around here. And big music
companys don’t really care what rappers singing about, as long it brings big bucks to them. Presidential candidate Bob Dole, Rep- Kan ,and other critics lauched a crusade to stop Time Warner from selling “Violence and sex degrading rap music”. After that time Warner sold %50 percent of Interscope to MCA for $200 million dollars. William J.Benette said instead of banning rap, their are trying stop major companys to stop distrubuting rap and other things like movies and talk shows.
It was NWA then, and Dogg Pound now their music sang about hate, and police brutality. When people listen to this kind of music there would usually be violence that surrounded it. Ronald Ray Howard, who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of officer Bill Davidson, said that a tape of Shakur’s 2PACALYPSE NOW was baring from his car stereo when he loaded his 9mm pistol and pulled the trigger. The music was so pump to the max with gunshots and police sirens that he was so hyped up. At the moment of the shooting, he was listening Tupac Shakur songs Crooked Ass Nigga,which descibes a drug dealer on a rampage with 9mm pistol:
Comin” quickly up the streets is the punk ass police’s
The first one jumped out and said,”freeze”
I popped him in his knees, and I shouted,”Punk,please!”
Ice Cube provoked public outrage nearly two year ago with songs that called for killing of a jewish business man (Jerry Heller former NWA manager) and threatened arson against korean grocers.Singing about violence towards white must stop,lots of rappers have some sort of problems over white people. But what they did’nt know that 64% percent hard core rap is purchased by white people. Sgt. Ron Stallworth, a Salt lake City gang cop, who paid little attention to rap music until he noticed that”quote,unquote good clean white mormon kids” were begining to emulate the black gang symbolism depicted in many recording. Some critics say that rap music are not street wise reporters,but cynical minstrels catering to a white audience’s appetit for outlaw fantasies . What can we do about? I don’t think we could do that much its up to them to explain what their singing about. Maybe we can get more interviews on MTV so we could learn more about rap singers and their music. But since we live in Canadas its hard to bring rap performers on since Much Music is dedicated to rock, and alternative music. We can even bring them to schools to talk to kids about very confusing subject in lives,like sex and gang violence. Lots of people look up to rap performers, and when they see them take time to talk to kids of about important subjets it would change their whole views on sex,drugs, and violence.
In conclusion we should widen are knowledge on rap performers by having more interviews with them instead of watching shows like Beavis & Butthead. Don’t get me wrong Beavis & Butthead is a good show but I think putting it on twice a day weakens are mentality on thinking . And since we live in Canada , it would be even harder to get stuff that focus on rap , since Muchmusic dedicates to rock and alternative music which is totally difference from are US brothers whice is dedicate to rap , dance ,R&B , and cool dating shows. Maybe be my next essay should be on how come they don’t play that much rap, and R&B on Muchmusic. Back on subject now , I think rappers in order to get supports must obbey to law ,since we lived in a world today full of controversial towards rap, this would do nothing to help the problem.
Essay Sample on “Rap – The Music of the Tough Guys”