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would you continue to listen if you saw your young son/daughter immitating what they saw in the videos?
Quote from: blueb73 on May 17, 2006, 06:53:27 PMwould you continue to listen if you saw your young son/daughter immitating what they saw in the videos?ha, my dad used to beat my lil sister for mimicking dances in videos. it's up to the parent to teach their child the separate videos from reality.
I love hip hop. And I agree with jghall: it reflects problems in black communities at least as much as it perpetuates them. That said, there is some truly foolish stuff out there. The first time I heard Grillz I snarfed my Diet Coke. And I love the WTC (I'm older, okay?), but some of those lyrics about women are just foul. But lots of music is like that -- dancehall, heavy metal, even pop tripe.
Quote from: blueb73 on May 17, 2006, 06:13:10 PMut what effect, if any, does it have on the black community itself?My main issue is that hip hop is exported all over the world as a representation of Black Americans. A friend of mine who is in Yale Law School, was student body president at Stanford, all around doing big things - so as you can imagine he carries himself a certain way and presents himself in a way that doesn't really scream "rapper" - walked into a music store in China and the clerk greeted him with a "Yo Whats up my n-word!!"Yea. Outside of America there are NO positive representations of Black people. At least in the States there are black public figures who are not rappers. Even if white kids do digest this stuff, they can also turn on CSPAN and see Condi Rice. Not everyone loves her politics but she is still a positive representation of an African American woman. That is my problem with hip hop - it is exported all over the world and that's what people think Black people are. And I know it's not the fault of the artists and of the industry, but still. I'm not happy with this.
ut what effect, if any, does it have on the black community itself?