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ROCK MUSIC AND RAP MUSIC IS SUPPOSED TO DESTROY THE MIND 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 they have to act on what was heard Act on what they heard means that they do what the music tells them to do Whether whatever they do is accepted or not the music did not cause this to occur When we hear about this effect music has we immediately think of negative effects 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 is rap and rock-n-roll both have a reputations of having or using inappropriate lyrics With both types of music you tend to hear profanity artists who degrade women and talk negatively about other people When people listen to either type of music over a period of time they are supposed to have the feeling that they need to do what these inappropriate lyrics say or do Saying music has the power to control human beings is rather extreme That is like saying that we humans have no responsibility for our actions It is understandable that some people are foul and they do foul things Using rap music and rock music as a scapegoat is not right When we do listen to either rap or rock music we hear lyrics that are unpleasant to hear for some people Usually the artists are speaking about things that happened to them or about things that they are directly involved with More often than not they are not trying to advocate such action They are
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