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Boom boom Boom boom The kind of bass that drains batteries and the kind of lyrics that unload clips these are the sounds that rap music produces I chose this topic because I am extremely interested in rap music and I want to explore the violent aspect of the industry I have never had a chance to look at the violent side of it and I plan to find answers to questions I have in my search Tupac Shakur is one of my favorite artists and when he was shot and killed I really started to take notice of the violence People were getting killed because of an image that was being set What I really want to know however is why rappers feel compelled to graphically describe the violence In my search I plan to find out reasons behind the deaths of Tupac and the Notorious BIG Was there some kind of connection between both of their deaths I believe that rap music was never violent until gangsta rap came about What sparked this change and who was behind it I want to explore gangsta rap from the beginning until now I want to research the major players in the rap game who they are and what some of their lyrics are saying Today our society is bursting at the seams with violence There is fighting in other countries like Kosovo shootings in schools and violence on television In my opinion though nothing has a greater effect on the youth of America than rap music However this isnt a new issue there has been violence in rap music for years Such as gang violence references to drive-by shootings and homicides in songs Since this is such a broad topic I will explore the violent side and history of the industry the lyrics as well as the artists Page 2 In 1986 an unknown rap group came Straight Outta Compton and they called themselves
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