Some people feel that rap music influences behaviors, leading to crime, hate, and other acts of out burst. They had identified rap as- a musical form that makes use of rhyme, rhythmatic speech, and street vernacular, which is recited or loosely chanted over a musical soundtrack. Which isn’t a false statement, but the way they observed the music was through lyrics and even possibly of what they thought it meant. Not once have they mentioned of why those lyrics were produced in the first place. Rappers like 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Notorious B.I.G., and etc...went through tough times that dragged through childhood to their teen years, with bad neighborhoods to grow up, and poor family and living conditions. They had found music as a way to escape the real world, express themselves, their emotions, and just to have others see things thru their eyes. Music is a good way to get your thoughts and feelings out on paper, just like a poem or story but with music and beats.
As a kid Eminen (Marshall) faced a rough childhood, having only himself to count on. As getting older faced more troubles with family and drugs. As many know that his music is mainly about his struggles. After years of battling, he was finally able to over pass that. As this video above by Eminem shows strength and how he is showing him as a survivor, also as his lyrics say
"EverybodyCome take my hand
We'll walk this road together, through the storm
Whatever weather, cold or warm
Just lettin you know that, you're not alone"
states you don't have to do this yourself.
They didn’t have any attention to send out the wrong message to others. Another thing is that some musicians have a limitation to what can be released and how their lyrics should be like. A good ex. Is Lil Wayne, a famous rapper with his own record label still has a limit to what his lyrics should be like in order to be fully produced. Even though many rappers wish to produce what they have written, their producers won’t allow it each have reasons to why that isn’t allowed. Also sociologist had believed that lyrics had come from a “street code” to gain respect. Also not fully a false statement, but who wouldn’t want respect if you had been ridiculed by your peers. I just don’t agree the way sociologist put the blame on one genre of music, or music itself. Some types of media can have an influence on others, also problems one can face, and people’s surroundings can influence them. So music can’t be the blame of it all, don’t people always say find a way to express yourself. Well music is one way to do that, whether you’re doing it with a beat or a heavy drum. It’s all a form of letting yourself be heard, not to cause violence or crime.