The Influence Rock And Rap Music Has — страница 2

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consists of five LA rappers whose controversial lyrics including topics like gang banging, drive-by shootings, and police confrontations” (Berry 195). These terrible influences have to be controlled so that this violence can stop. Music plays a big part when it comes to drug use. Not only do we hear and see the drug abuse in the lyrics and/or at concerts, we see it from our favorite music artists. This may influence children to go out and try drugs, which means it’s probably going to complicate or even destroy their lives and the lives around them. Other drug pushing in music is in the lyrics. They use phrases such as Mary Jane, which is slang for marijuana. As children listen to the radio and hear the names of these drugs they think everyone is doing it and may jump on that

bandwagon and go out and experiment for themselves. Congress has passed many laws, but musicians and other artists have tried to stop labeling by forming MA and Rock and Roll Confidential. (140). They are not willing to admit to being part of the problem. Also by going to rock and rap concerts you are exposed to drugs. The smell and see the smoke from marijuana is very evident at concerts. As the concert goes on many people are offering it to whoever may want some, including kids. As Bloom concluded: My concern here is not with the moral effect of this music whether it leads to sex, violence, or drugs. The issue here is its effect on education, and I believe it ruins the imagination of young people and makes it very difficult for them to have a passionate relationship to the art

and thought that are the substance of liberal education. (136) Young people deserve to have the same education and not have it influenced by sex, drugs or violence which rock and rap music obviously perpetuate. Throughout the generations music has been an influence on teens. However Elvis, the Rolling Stones or even Jimmy Hendrx never promoted rape or murder. Music today does this! This is why we need to stop these negative influences our children are being exposed to.