posted on Jun, 20 2010 @ 10:52 PM
I am a New Yorker through and through, and have been living in the mid west for some years now, and Ive come to realize rap, country or any other kind
of music can actually make someone stupid, yes, stupid. I would like to say that rap is something that makes black people come together, but when you
think about it, money, cars, women, who are they really identifying with?
Though the majority of people know that racism still exist, the words to these rap songs are nothing about the true plight of african americans today,
as a matter of fact it gives them more of a reason to strive for these things when in fact its almost impossible, and not just for black people, but
for almost everyone who listens to this music.
Don't forget about all the other things that rap brings into play, gang mentality, degrading women, and striving for the "American Dream"? More
money more problems... When has that came up in conversation with you or anyone you know ? Ive lived on the streets of the South Bronx, and hung out
with pretty much the roughest of that area, but never, and I mean never, would someone from my block think that this mentality was real.
Go to Huntspoint in the Bronx, and ask them a little something about rap music, the Bronx is where rap originated, and the words then, were about real
problems and issues, yeah the sound is good, but the reality is what they portray is false, gangsters don't drive around in Bentley's, splashing
champagne on girls walking by, with an entourage of 12 buff guys.
So when you think that your cool, because you speak slang, and your pants don't fit, don't blame rap, blame the ignorance that seems to plague your
life, and g-d forbid you run into a real gangster on my old block... maybe you can battle rap... for your life.