Rap and Hip Hop: A legitimate music genre or self destructive noise?
In Oakland eight people where shot including a 1 year old infant at a video shoot for a rap video.
I can only ask the question why a 1 year old was present at a rap video shoot. Dare I say lack of parenting common sense? I get flack from the defenders of rap music, whenever I bring up stories like this. The facts however aren't on their side. Rap music is the only genre of music with most of the CD's sold or downloaded coming with a "parental advisory" label. Some have foolishly tried to use the race card as a defense of today's rap and hiphop music. They've said that if a person is white and attacks rap and hip hop as not being music, they must be racists. On the flip side, the defenders have called blacks who don't like today's garbage known as rap as "sellouts" for speaking ill of it. Facts are still what they are. Hiphop and Rap aren't the only genre of music that blacks perform and listen to. I have never heard any violence related to the genres of Jazz, R&B, Blues, Reggae, Gospel and Soul. Maybe it's just me noticing this. I have to wonder out off all the young black men in prison, selling drugs and committing murder, what are the percentages of them who listen to Jazz, R&B, Blues, Reggae, Gospel and Soul? I would wager the percentages are next to none. There is a reason why parents who actually care about their children don't want their kids listening to rap music. Let this story out of Oakland serve as yet another example in a long list of examples why that is.