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Shots ring out in South Central Los Angeles A man screams in horrorThis man has been shot in a heated gang war This is everyday life forgang members Gang members are used to cold blooded murder and mostattend at least 5 funerals a week Similar situations occur in HarlemNew York and in other places around the countryWhy is this happening Many people think that rap music is making kidsmore violent They think that rap music is just a glorification ofviolence All rap music is doing is to show how horrible and inhumanlife is in the ghettos across the country This is whats reallyhappening out there Its not fakeRight now there is a major conflict between West Coast and East Coastrappers East and West are fighting in a vicious battle that leaveshundreds of poor helpless people dead in the street Theres no reasonfor this to be going onBack in the early 90s when rap was beginning to become popular theEastWest war wasnt quite there yet but it was slowly becoming more andmore obvious that there was a conflict between rappers Part of thereason that the war started was that West Coast rap dominated and nobodyquestioned their supremecy Ice Cube Ice T and Eazy E were the rappersof the moment The war slowly worsened when East Coast rappers began toget more publicity West Coast rappers were upset that they werent 100in the spotlight so they started to make fun of East rappers in theirmusic proclaiming that East Coast rap was fake and couldnt top WestCoast Then East Coast rappers fired back obscenities at West Coastrappers and it kept up like that until someone decided that the othercoast had gone too farIn 1993 Sean Combs started Bad Boy Entertainment in New York and forthe first time ever East Coast sales surpassed West Coast rap salesSuddenly as if out of nowhere came the peak of the WestEast feudSmaller gangs in cities took the example of the big playaz andfollowed
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