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posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 10:43 AM
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So you want to be a rich and famous rapper!!! Well you need to get street cred if you want to get anywhere in the rap music biz. That's right, you must commit crimes to get your foot in the door. Children look up to the thugs that made it in rap and wish to be just like them. They listen to rap music most likely from birth. All that death,drugs,crime in the lyrics doesn't effect them at all. Naaaa, why would it? They remain sensitive to others feelings and don't want to hurt anyone!!! Right,right. The famous rappers that they look up to tell them not to be like they were in their past!! Wait! What? They don't? How can that be? You mean they demand street cred just to get their foot in the door to rap? But i thought they cared about the black community? They do you say? As long as they get their money? Oh i see.

Poison your brothers, they don't mind apparently. After all, you are the big star/hero of their lives. They love that stuff. Tell them how cool it is to steal and hurt people. That's the way you do it!! Right? Makes sense to me.




posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: jimmiec

Wrong!

Ice Cube was attending drafting school in Phoenix AZ when he joined NWA. Drake was/is an actor before he became one of the biggest rappers in the world. All three Beastie Boys never did nothing but good. Eminem has some of the most morbid and brutal rhymes out there and he has never done the things he raps about.

The art of rapping requires some machismo type "I'm better than you" rhymes. And you can't get any more "better" than "murder".

It is a pretty much played out style when that's the artists only topic. It does get repeatetive. So do Hollywood movies that do the same.

Most rappers that brag about murder, never murdered anybody.

The more you know ==========*



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:08 AM
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I turned to music after a life of crime because I wanted to be a better person. whom I kidding,My Soundcloud I'm still a criminal.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:16 AM
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originally posted by: BerenstEiner
a reply to: jimmiec

Wrong!

Ice Cube was attending drafting school in Phoenix AZ when he joined NWA. Drake was/is an actor before he became one of the biggest rappers in the world. All three Beastie Boys never did nothing but good. Eminem has some of the most morbid and brutal rhymes out there and he has never done the things he raps about.

The art of rapping requires some machismo type "I'm better than you" rhymes. And you can't get any more "better" than "murder".

It is a pretty much played out style when that's the artists only topic. It does get repeatetive. So do Hollywood movies that do the same.

Most rappers that brag about murder, never murdered anybody.

The more you know ==========*


Rick Ross was a corrections officer.

It doesn't matter about credit any more. That can all be fabricated with good PR. For every person that knows the truth, there are 100,000 that don't have a clue past what is projected to them.

Real gangster rap is now called "trap" music. Check out Doughboyz Cashout. They are basically just drug dealers that rap about it and they may never get a record deal.
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posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:22 AM
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Rap is big because it can be done by talentless hacks.

Watch out now, take care
Beware of soft shoe shufflers
Dancing down the sidewalks
As each unconscious sufferer
Wanders aimlessly



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:24 AM
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Every reply was FOS. Romanticizing crime is poison to our youth's. You don't need to be a therapist to see how it can poison impressionable minds.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
Rap is big because it can be done by talentless hacks.

Watch out now, take care
Beware of soft shoe shufflers
Dancing down the sidewalks
As each unconscious sufferer
Wanders aimlessly


Actually I have to give some credit to rappers. Some of them. I find it much easier to sing than to rap on beat switching back and forth from thirds.

The beats though... any kid with a cell phone can make those. That is why Rap/Rock with real instruments is suppressed. That *snip* is way too powerful for the PTB to compete with. Rage Against the Machine had ALL their songs banned from Clear Channel - who owns thousands of radio stations - after 9/11. They are back on now but the band is disbanded so nothing new on current events.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: jimmiec
Every reply was FOS. Romanticizing crime is poison to our youth's. You don't need to be a therapist to see how it can poison impressionable minds.


There were gangs before rap music.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:31 AM
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Sounds like the OP needs some KRS-One



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: BerenstEiner

originally posted by: jimmiec
Every reply was FOS. Romanticizing crime is poison to our youth's. You don't need to be a therapist to see how it can poison impressionable minds.


There were gangs before rap music.


But they were hard to spot which was a problem. Gangster rap along with the clothing trends were designed to help identify different sorts. If you listen to Drake or Kanye or Little Wayne, you probably shoe no difference in your wardrobe compaired to those that listen to Beiber. If you listen to trap music your clothing actually changes with it and you are easily identified. Drake and Kanye keep people who think they are cool, stupid and useless. Those that rap about what they really think and see day to day need to be identified and it shows with their appearance so the regular Dick and Janes d9n't identify with them.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 11:48 AM
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Because Debbie Harry is such a cold-blooded killer after all these years of rap



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:22 PM
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A tiny bit of research reveals that if you rap about violence,drugs,thugery then you need street cred,otherwise nobody takes you seriously. I personally want to see black youths prosper. That will not happen with the mindset they obtain from rap music in general. The reason black youths are in a bad situation is because they get a pass from everybody. You don't reward bad behavior. If you do the result is always more bad behavior. The MSM does not like to report on black crime. They get a pass. How about some tough love? African Americans fought and died in every war America ever fought. They deserve equality. The trouble is the more they distance themselves from mainstream society the more mainstream America mistrusts them. They create more racism everyday. It is purely up to them to end it. It will not be easy and it will not happen overnight. It is however up to them,nobody else can do it for them. Especially government. The more government tries to help them the worse they make it. Wake up.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:31 PM
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a reply to: nrd101

I'm gonna fight until I find the answer
Until we find the cure for HIV and cancer
I'm gonna spit it because it probably is true
I got more conspiracy theories than you

props!



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:40 PM
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originally posted by: RifRAAF
Because Debbie Harry is such a cold-blooded killer after all these years of rap



Excellent point, so I reposted it. Hope someone gets it. I would venture a guess that OP doesn't listen to a lot of rap, bc there are quite a few rappers who were just guys working jobs, like everyone else, or going to school, doing their music on the side, hoping for a break. When and if they get/got one, many now rap about positive change in their culture, about the shortness and worthlessness of a gangsta life that will get you killed, and take your soul.

What I see here is a reaction to stereotyping.

I suggest for some balance OP gives a listen to White America, M&M. I made sure to include the one with the lyrics, as they are focal to the point.

We all got problems in our culture. As Leonard Cohen says in The Future:
Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life
it's lonely here,
there's no one left to torture
Give me absolute control
over every living soul
And lie beside me, baby,
that's an order!
Give me crack and anal sex
Take the only tree that's left
and stuff it up the hole
in your culture
Give me back the Berlin wall
give me Stalin and St Paul
I've seen the future, brother:
it is murder.



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posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 12:46 PM
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originally posted by: jimmiec
Every reply was FOS. Romanticizing crime is poison to our youth's. You don't need to be a therapist to see how it can poison impressionable minds.


So you don't want any answers that don't go with what you want....
It had been shown to you that your op is FOS but you just don't want to hear it.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: Sremmos80
There are plenty of blacks that say exactly what i am saying. Rap is destroying our youth's lives. You can't comprehend it. I get it. It is nevertheless a fact.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 01:47 PM
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Kids nowadays need the likes of Chubb Rock.

"Leave the smack and the crack for the wack
Or the vile and the nine; keep a smile like that
Leave the knife and the gun in the store
And ignore temptation
Sent by the nation"


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posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: RifRAAF

Krsone has great documentaries too!

The Roots has lots of great uplifting music.



posted on Aug, 23 2014 @ 02:35 PM
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Lol no. Most rappers are good actors. Look at right rick Ross was a prison guard for the real Rick Ross stole his life story quit and became one the biggest rappers lol a. Cop



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