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How Rap Music Affects Society
An argument that rap music has a mainly positive impact upon society.
# 124345 | 1,750 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper provides an analysis that though rap music is linked to some negative affects on society, in the main it is a form of music that offers potentially more positive than negative benefits to society. Various theories on rap music's impact on society, particularly youth, are addressed from misogyny and racism to empowerment and expression.

From the Paper:

"As a cultural movement, rap, or hip-hop as it is commonly referred to, music is primarily perceived as both a positive and negative influence on young people in today's society. (Roach) On the one hand, there are those who believe rap music promotes the dismantling of racial barriers and helps provide an outlet for expression and material success for African Americans and other minorities. On the other hand, there is no shortage of critics who find the influence of rap music..."

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