posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 05:05 AM
Todays main stream rap definately is, just like alot of other music you will hear or other entertainment for that matter but I there is definately rap
music that will make you think and put on your philosophical hat because you can not class a complete genre to be negative because it never is.
Being a big fan of the genre I now understand how certain rapper make me feel inside once I start observing my emotions while listening. For example,
if I listen to some utter gangsta sh&t which I do enjoy from time to time, you get some kind of andrenaline pumping in you where you are ready to
start a fight or even deeper where it puts your mind set to want more money, nice cars and act like a gangster.
But listening to rappers like mos-def for example, or tribe called quest you get a complete different mind set and calmness or deep thought that you
do not get from gangster rapper oriented artists.
I think music can influence people in alot of ways and it depends what you like but you can't put a whole genre and say it dumbs people down because
I would not agree to this.
There are rappers that rap about, love, money, crime, gangster story telling, respect, equality, hardship in their own life, women, fast cars,
philosophy, god, relationships, self reflection, happyness, meditation, wisdom, knowledge and the list goes on, at the end of the day you choose who
you wish to listen to and if you think music is just noise you are dead wrong. Just be careful who you listen to and it will not dumb you down unless
you choose it do so as you are the one that accept it.