Rap And Rock And Roll
What?s Wrong With Rock & Roll & Rap
An idea believed by many people is that music has a significant effect on the way people think. Professional psychologists say that the lyrics used in music today has a brain-washing effect. This brain-washing effect is supposed to make the listener become so overwhelmed with the lyrics of the song that the person feels that it?s a must to act on what was heard. It doesn?t matter if what they do is accepted or not.
It is common to believe that the type of music that provides unacceptable content is rap (hip-hop) music, or rock-n-roll (head-banger) music. The reason people have this presumption about rap and rock-n-roll is because both genres reputations of having or using inappropriate lyrics. A lyric from the N.W.A album F**k The Police states ?Mr. Officer, I want to see you layin? in a coffin, sir.? This statement, as well as music that refers to women as “bitches,” “whores” and sex-dispensing “hoes”(Saunders B29)is considered to be “Gangsta rap”. ?Gangsta Rap? has been criticized and debated over for its graphic sexual content, violent imagery and misogyny. When rappers were asked why they
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