One of Meek Mill’s song states, “Cause if was worried about something, all you’ll innings getting murdered about something, straight p. ” That line is to let people know that if he had someone who he thought is better than him, he would get them murdered. Teenagers who listen to those types of lyrics will eventually think the same and act upon those words. Furthermore, Rappers use vulgarity and profanity to carry their point across to the public. Rap songs with lyrics of this kind may influence a teenager’s mind to say the type of things that the song’s message is sending.
For example, most songs use the words “Amiga”, and “pitch” continuously. Therefore, the person listening to the song may think it is normal to refer to heir male friends as “Amiga”, and to their female friends as “pitch”. It is disrespectful to call others those words, but in a teenager’s mind, that type of name calling is common. Rap music shapes our society language, which affects how teenagers communicate with each other creating disrespect with words that mean much more to a person.Moreover, The rap culture has implemented a type of attitude that makes teenagers think that males are superior to women. An example to this is “Anti No Fun”, a rap song written by Snoop Dog, a famous rapper who began his rapping career in the early sass’s. This song makes male listeners feel that women are unimportant.
It also makes teenagers think that the rapper is superior to women, and that he can have all the women he wants. “Mint No Fun” says things like, “l know the pussy’s mine, so I’m going to buck a couple more times, and then I’m through with it.There’s nothing else to do with it, pass it to the homey, now you hit it, cause she anti nothing but a pitch to me, and you know the pitches anti sit to me… You’ll never be my only one, trick ass pitch. ” The underlying messages represent acts of perception which may lead teens to act carelessly towards omen.
In this case, these rap lyrics affect male teenagers the most because the lyrics allow them to grow up thinking that females are trashy and worthless. This is a problem because it encourages disrespect and foul language.On the other hand, almost all of the songs that are popular nowadays reference drugs and alcohol. Rappers think that the only way to sell their records is by promoting negative values. The majority of songs dedicate their minutes to getting high and drunk. A rap song with lyrics about drugs and alcohol influences a teenager to try those things. Teenagers should to be drinking and smoking, especially not because the songs they listen to are telling them to do so.
Teens that are exposed to drugs and alcohol at a young age are most likely to go to jail and to commit dangerous offenses.In addition, today’s teenagers are tomorrow’s future. Today’s generation is going to be depended on in the upcoming years to take over important jobs and professions. Modern rap is interfering with the way that teens are supposed to act. Physically, all rappers look the same. They use saggy clothes, have tattoos, piercing, and braids. Teenagers think that it is cool to copy from the hysterical appearance Of rappers, but if they use rappers as a model of what they should look like, people Will never take them seriously.
Teenagers occasionally do not think twice about the way they present themselves physically, which may allow them to never find a good job in the future. Also, way rappers write their lyrics is also becoming an issue. The way lyrics are written is improper. A large amount of rap uses words that are not existent. Rappers tend to misspell and change words. For example, instead of spelling “trying”, they spell, and pronounce the word as “ternary”. This might confuse a teenager with how to write and speak.
It will make it difficult for teenagers to write and speak because they will start expressing themselves the way their favorite rapper does. This is a problem because teenagers who are exposed to those types of lyrics would start spelling and speaking incorrectly which will make peers, teachers, or even parents not take them seriously. In the article “How Hip-Hop Holds Blacks Back,” the author, John H. Micrometer says, “Many fans, rappers, producers, and intellectuals defend rap’s violence, both real ND imagined, and its misogyny as a revolutionary cry of frustration from disemboweled youth. The rap culture has influenced teens to change the way they think and act. Years ago when rap became popular, rap was a way for people to speak freely about social and personal issues. By doing so, rappers engaged people, to become concerned and aware Of these issues.
Today, the rap culture has changed completely. Rap has become a part of most ten’s everyday lives, and they grow up thinking that life is based on the bad influence brought on by rap lyrics. The rap culture is still growing and it is coming more popular than ever.