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Angeles, Lexington, Detroit, 45% of the time, involved an offender who had been drinking. In addition, rap artists are also promoting the usage of all types of drugs. In a song named Rollin , Snoop Doggy Dogg, another famous rap artist says Rollin down the street, smokin indo, sippin on jin and juice. Furthermore, in another song titled 10 Crack Commandments Biggie Smalls says I m a Kin Killer, and the D in Drug Dealer. Not only is Biggie labeling himself as a Killer, but also a Drug Dealer. The National Bureau of Justice took a survey on drug usage. The National Bureau of justice proved that 71% of drug sales in the US take place in the cities of New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Detroit. Also, in 37% of violent crimes committed in inner cities, the

offender was high on some sort of drug, usually being marijuana. The bureau also stated proved that in 20% of un-planned pregnancies, one of the participants was intoxicated. And, 92% of the time the baby came out with a deformity. When researching what kind of affect rap has on America s inner-cities, there is only one conclusion to come to. Yes, many people may say that people should be able to take responsibility for their own actions, but the statistics, and the eye-witness encounters has proven that rap does have a negative affect on America s inner-cities. Works Cited 1) Bureau of Justice Statistics 2) http://www.ojp.udoj.gov/bjs/cvcivtgen.htm Criminal Victimization 3) Facts in Brief: Teen Sex and Peganancy http://www.agi-usa.org/pubs/fb _ teen_ sex.html 4) Encarta 98

Encyclopedia 5) Groilers Encyclopedia 6) Violent Crimes: Drugs and Alcohol http://www.rom.pubs/atest/org.html 7) The Official Website of The Music Television http://www.mtv.com 8) The National Bureau of Music Distribution http://www.nbmd.musc.org.html 34c