Rap Music

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The Influence of Rap Music on Society

Music has been an object of wonder, amazement, and even fear since the beginning of its existence. It has been used as a tool to shape culture and society throughout history and continues to do so with no signs of waning. New musical genres are formed seemingly daily as the industry grows in popularity, commercial activity, and number of artists. The appeal of rhythmic beats and noises to the human mind has fueled the evolution of music from sticks hitting rocks to complex electronic compilations. And not only do people influence the development of music, but music influences the development of society. Ceremonial music was and still is a focal point of Indian culture. Teenagers flock to concerts to hear the newest and the most famous tunes. What do these mere two examples of musical events have in common? Music and it's entrepreneurs affecting the lives and actions of society. Is this a good thing? Most would say yes. Can it be manipulated to carry a destructive outcome? Many, thinking of such variations as rap, would say yes. Does rap steer the young and easily impressionable to violent tendencies? This is a matter of current controversy that worries numerous parents, auth... Continue Reading