Violence in Rap Music Persuasive Essay by Top Papers

Violence in Rap Music
An argument on the violence caused by rap music.
# 144043 | 750 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2009 in Music Studies (Blues, Jazz) , Sociology (General)

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The paper argues that we see graphic violence every day in television news, and we go to the movies to be "scared" with slasher movies, ghost stories and all sorts of mayhem, but the audience KNOWS this is all make-believe. The paper contends that gangsta rap, on the other hand, has seen violence erupt because of the lyrics which have caused anti-social behavior, a crime spree, even the killing of a policeman in Texas. The paper asserts that rap also seems to be anti-feminist and anti-society but it is popular more among white males than blacks.

From the Paper:

"Graphic violence is seen by millions everyday on television newscasts. For many years, audiences have flocked to movies like "Halloween", "Texas Chain Saw Massacre", the "Freddy Krueger" series, even such "classic" films as "The Wild Bunch" and "Bonnie and Clyde." Video games have kids blasting away, even with parental indulgences. One cannot argue that violence is only a low-brow exercise, since operas have duels, Don Jose stabbing Carmen, Isolde mooning over a poisoned Tristan. However, there is one area that perhaps goes a little too far and causes motivation for people to literally follow the lyrics: rap music."

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