posted on Dec, 17 2003 @ 04:21 AM
First I want to say that I am not against Rap music. I listen to it on occasion, and like some of it (although it is not my normal "soundtrack to
life"). These are just some observations.
First let's look at what is talked about.
1) Money-nothing wrong there, but these guys are ALL New Money. When they talk about it, they talk about being stupid with it. No one who's rich
stays rich by blowing all their money on dumb things like cars, jewelry, or huge houses. But investment plans and business ventures don't make good
2) Sex- again, nothing wrong with sex either.
a) Part of it is ONLY about sex, not a relationship, and no caring at ALL.
b) The other part DOES involve a relationship. BUT I'd say 50% of this part has to do with taking a girl who is already IN a relationship with
someone else. "I can love you better." So it comes down to cheating or stealing them from another.
3) Drugs- hmm, can't say that there is nothing wrong here. If you do drugs....SHUT UP. Don't advertise that you are doing something illegal. If you
do drugs, probably nothing will happen to you, NOTHING. There is no way to succeed and do drugs at the same time.
4)Being tough/Killing people-OK, now here is where it gets really stupid. I'd say the majority have this topic in them at least in part. What does it
really say that you are tough, or you know how to pull a trigger. The ones who think that this false bravado will lead to any sort of success, they
are sadly mistaken. Who cares anyway? And also, killing people is NOT, I repeat NOT cool in any way. I don't care if he was workin' your corner, or
disrespecting you. That is not worth jail.
A couple of quick notes
-Jail is not cool. Being in jail is also NOT the fault of any establishment. This culture really seems to think that if someone goes to jail, then
hey, let's get mad at the police, or maybe the government, ANYONE but the one who BROKE THE DAMN LAW.
-If you have kids, DAMN, do NOT listen to this crap in front of them. I am 26, and can properly dissect and process the ideas thrown at me. Children
can't. It is even more important if you are a single parent. Children look for discipline and structure. If they are not taught, they seek it out.
Culture is unfortunately the catch all. There is so much, that they will soak it up without the proper filters that can only be there with parenting,
or an extremely powerful mind.
-The above sort of thinking is severely delusional. These things are not important, although a lot of people in this culture seem to think they
-No matter what you think, trying to have sex with every hot woman or man in the world will do nothing but make you look more. If you want a
relationship with a person you can be sure WANTS to be with you. Withhold sex for a bit, it will weed out the bedhunters.
-The culture is not a racial thing. This all affects blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, etc.