He might not be the king of rap, but he is the king of musical arts. People will often use examples such as this for proof of their arguement that violent media causes violent people. All this because of listening to Marylin Manson. Hasn't media gotten even more violent? So in some ways, it was inspirational. Well the 500% increase in the incarceration rate from 1975 to 2006 could be a huge confounding factor. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided.
If you think about it, rap music is like poetry because it usually has rythm and rhyme. This taken into account, it can not be ignored that Britain does indeed have a social problem, with council type estates becoming lawless havens of crime and towns and cities littered with graffiti and vandalism. This was surprisingly, in most cases, found to be true. He found that 22% of gangsta rap music songs contain violent and misogynist lyrics. I am shocked that your teacher would even give an assignment like that. A kid is most likely to resort to that kind of lifestyle due to his problems with family or his social surroundings. The third variables you mentioned are also a very real concern.
Thus, rap music is not responsible for violent behavior, but rather is blamed by society as a result of preconcieved notions and prejudices. Someone could say they were influenced by rap music or any other music for that matter, to make their punishment less lenient. The Carribean has given us Harry Belafonte, Peter Tosh, of course Bob Marley. As it is well argued, television and films have been at the wrong end of finger pointing on many issues, the Jamie Buldger case of 1993 being one of the most documented in the United Kingdom. Involvement or aspirations to be a part of the rap scene have helped keep many kids off the streets. Many writers and thinkers see a kind of informed political engagement, even a revolutionary potential, in rap and hip-hop.
I grew up with my sister, once a very nice girl, turn into a thug speaking, angry girl who has found a new set of friends that believe having guns and beating up people is normal and cool. A concern to many interested in the development and growth of teenagers is the negative and destructive themes of some kinds of music rock, heavy metal, hip-hop, etc. For every person who might about, then replicate the crime, millions of people who saw the very same thing reject it, are repulsed by it, and never would be tempted to enact what they watched. Kids are influenced by what they see rappers and celebrities do in the media and then try to imitate them. Local police say recent shootings are tied to clubs that play gangsta rap. We know that media has a great influence in our perceptions and beliefs about the world, but when it comes to music it is very hard to determine to what extent this influences people's behavior.
And some claim increases in violence in their city! If you were to watch someone smoke for hours a day, you would start to pick up a cigarette yourself, maybe even unwittingly thinking it's right to do so. That whites buy more hip-hop recordings than blacks do is hardly surprising, given that whites vastly outnumber blacks nationwide. This could motivate a black or Hispanic person to go and kill a white person. Some defended blaxploitation pictures as revolutionary, too, but the passage of time has exposed the silliness of such a contention. It is very easy to blame anybody when things go wrong, but it is very hard to see what are the real causes of criminality, in the case of the Columbine school shooting, it was easy to blame Marilyn Manson to get public attention and make the newsworthy, but I am sure that there were important factors that influenced this massacre, sometimes teen just need attention and comprehension.
But if a teenager is persistently preoccupied with music that has seriously destructive themes, and there are changes in behavior such as isolation, depression, alcohol or other drug abuse, evaluation by a qualified mental health professional should be considered. B Pro notes rap music promotes violence or disrespect towards women. In a project I just recently created for another class, my topic was music and it's effect on the listeners. It is not the content of the music in the rap videos but rather the violent images. Such as: drinking age, age of eligibility to vote. The police publicly condemned the music in a news release after a killing in July and are warning nightclub owners that their places might not be safe if they play gangsta rap. This went on for five irritating minutes.
Henderson said their project aimed to ask if the music is really a reflection of what is going on. Biggie, because his songs were real stories of what it's like to live the life of a Brooklyn kid. Over the course of the one-year study, they were: Three times more likely to hit a teacher Over 2. It seems this article shows a distinction without a difference, indicating that one who is influenced by a violent tv show is already predisposed to violence, and thus is not affected by tv violence. Even the humorous violent songs increased aggressive thoughts. All the billions of dollars spent by corporations on television ads and product placement are a complete waste of money since it is absurd to think that media has any effect on behavior.
One such task involved participants classifying words that can have both aggressive and nonaggressive meanings, such as rock and stick. It should be limited distribution to only certain stores where they could make certain as to whom can buy the music. Therefore, Pro's argument just fails on so many levels. My personal view on violence in the media is that its effect is only harmful to the population when it is put into the hands of mentally disturbed individuals, is used too frequently, or is used by people who are too young and underdeveloped to understand it. Argument 2: Rap music endorses violence Not only does rap more often than not contain vulgar language, it contains a fair amount of violent thoughts or actions. I am not really sure as to why music didn't affect me when I was younger.
Samenow, you write as if criminals and non-criminals are worlds apart, which in a majority of cases is definitely the case. That is what the research done on it has told me. The reason it's not lil' wayne, or jay-z. There are various other songs about loving one's significant other as well. Growing up I listened to a lot of rap and hip-hop. It was found that those who watched the violent music video acted more violently afterwards when asked questions about hypothetical scenarios regarding women,families, and morals Tropeano 2006.