Ed Gordon Reports on a new study that shows link between rap and alcohol & violence.
More on the negative impact of rap music. More indications of how devastating this stuff is for the so-called "Black Community".
Should this really be a surprise to anyone? Certainly not surprising to me... I have been saying this for years.
I personally hate rap and the sub-culture that it has created.
This is yet another reason why Black Youth should avoid this poison. Every week it seems that we hear about one of these rap music thugs being shot, stabbed, arrested, committing some stupid or disgusting crime, or making a fool out of black folks. Yet, more and more Black youth want to become what?...you guessed it... they want to be rappers. And the young women in particular want to emulate the lifestyle of Hip Hop women- the women in the videos degrading themselves, etc.
Unfortunately I think it is too late for "Black America".... You have a situation now where you have Parents who either don't know how to raise kids, are unable to control their children because the kids are already brainwashed, or for whatever reason the parents just don't give a damn. Black "parents" have basically turned over parenting responsibilities to Hollywood, MTV, BET, and the Hip Hop culture. This is really the case for America across the board, but this is especially the case for Black folks. This situation combined with the pressures from rap culture are leading to all sorts of problems.
These rappers (modern day 'Amos and Andy's') are doing more damage to young Blacks than any Klansman could possibly do at this point. Yet Black folks celebrate this garbage called rap culture. It's a damn shame. And for me... it's really embarassing.
Ed Gordon discusses the report on his public radio program.