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Originally posted by intelgurl
I'm sure to get some flames here but so be it~
Media inspires many (but not necessarily all) people to behave a certain way - regardless of the art form but most influential is mixed media involving the aural as well as the visual - ie.: TV & movies, and to a lesser degree aural (audio) media on it's own.
You see an commercial on TV and suddenly something you see appeals to you and you buy it.
You see a movie and think "hey that movie star looks, behaves, etc cool!" ie.: Neo in Matrix, Snoop Dog or 50 cent in a movie or music video, Arnold the Govenator, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood for the older crowd, ( Hasta La Vista... Baby" or "go ahead, make my day") etc. There may be a cool line from the movie that's picked up on by the viewer or the look, clothes, attitude that is assimilated into the viewers style if the viewer finds it appealing...
Along similar lines is attitude toward women (certain segments of hip-hop culture treat women like whores or a bouncing boob sex object) or attitude toward others in the form of violence and pride (I'm gonna cap yer azz wit mah nine, biyatch) etc.
So to a certain degree I firmly believe that media, and therefore some Rap can influence people in both negative and positive ways.
Guys, don't call your girlfriend a "ho" or "your b*tch" and you'll probably get a lot more from the relationship~ (that is unless she IS a ho... and then what does that say about your flawed selection process)
Ok, I'm done - flame away~
[Edited on 17-12-2003 by intelgurl]