Bad Rap for Rap

Maybe now rappers will need something more convincing in their defense than, ‘I’m just telling it how it is.’ Maybe they should focus on how it could be.

Violent music, aggressive thoughts linked

“Violent lyrics in songs increase aggression-related thoughts and emotions and could indirectly create a more hostile social environment, a study released on Sunday by a U.S. psychology association found. “

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  1. Christopher Chapman wrote:

    One day I hope they make a study about American foreign policy leading to an “increase aggression-related thoughts and emotions and could indirectly create a more hostile social environment.” We get military ads and glorification during all school kid viewing hours. A President who spends more time speaking in front of, on top of or inside weapons of vast destruction than anywhere else. You have sentiments being tossed around such as: “Just 1,000 kids died during our fight to get one guy. There is much rejoicing!” Gee, does this mean I can rid the school of some bad kids with my wacky, retired marine uncle’s gun cache?

    We also go ahead and execute people with the weakest of convictions. When the “adults” go around solving their problems collectively with fist and MOABs, there isn’t much hope for kids thinking about things from a peaceful perspective. Mommie and Daddie liked watching the houses go boom in Baghdad, Laos and Kosovo, I guess I can listen to the music and play the games that let me get in on the fun! DAD, LOOK! I downloaded that game the Army made where you kill A-Rabs! Oooh, and I got that country song where the guy says we will burn the pacifists and pound all towel heads into submission! Something sound fishy and disturbing about this? Just wrap youself in this flag of here, and all will be well!!! People bled for it in Vietnam where they defended our right to trial by jury! WE WILL PREVAIL!

    You have an America today that would rather blow people up instead of trying to find any kind of peaceful resolution. The media has an orgy over this jingoism. Parents yell at the TV when the foreign diplomat tires to speak reason. They see people cowering beneath the wrath of others as they say any talk about innocents is terrorist, pro-9/11 talk.

    They are all around you, son! Don’t worry, I got the shotgun in the closet! Dad, don’t worry, I got the pistol in my locker. I got the knife in hand while on the steet!

    Domestically, we let urban areas decay as the middle class and up feel “heathens” deserve nothing. “They are all thieves and villains! LOCK YOUR DOORS! BUY YOUR GUNS! MENTALLY PREPARE YOURSELF FOR A SELFISH BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL!”

    Gangsta Rap music feeds the need to feel empowered, to feel righteous in the fact that anyone who crosses you shall be an ant to be squashed. You feel less frightened, but you continue to support the environment that you fear. Everything is a fight for life! DESTROY THE THREAT! ASK NO QUESTIONS! DO NOT HESITATE!!! You have to romanticise your screwed up social environs! Otherwise, you won’t feel good behaving in such an inhumane, psychotic manner.

    So, yes, it induces agressive thoughts. It helps to have these when everyone else is about to pounce on you and destroy your life! Or so you think.

    Posted 08 May 2003 at 5:32 pm

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  1. From Thug Life @ Ales Rarus on 11 Apr 2007 at 10:23 am

    […] Quite some time ago, Funky off-handedly related this article to gangster rap. Indeed, gangster rap music feeds the need to feel empowered, to feel righteous in the fact that anyone who crosses you shall be an ant to be squashed. You feel less frightened, but you continue to support the environment that you fear. Everything is a fight for life. […]

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