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Can you imagine being an inner city kid who grew up in an environment where everyday is a struggle for survival or where street violence and drug use is a way of life The worst feeling is not knowing when your next meal will be or the many sleepless nights caused by the unpredictable call of death Its me against the world mentality that dominates this culture For many years all different genres of music have been used as scapegoats In todays society many people feel that the sudden rise in rap and hip-hop is causing negative effects on children and causing an increase in violent activities like guns drugs women and money When in actuality rap is an expression for what our society already deals with Rap shouldnt take the blame for societys issues it also should not be used as a doormat for those who dont understand the current issues in urban America Some rap music can make people feel secure about the environment that you live in A lot of rap artists come from environments that arent very wealthy They express their feelings and speak their minds through their music which makes the listeners feel connected to the artist As for how the listeners feel their self- esteem may boost knowing that there are other people who came from another neighborhood similar to theirs and had the ability to become successful In the 2005 American crime drama film Get Rich or Die Tryin starring 50 Cent a story about 50s childhood his mother was brutally murdered in a drug deal and he seeks out revenge and makes some drastic changes along the way Towards the end of the movie 50 Cent is ready to walk away from the crime life he knew and was ready to start a new one as an entertainer This Movie has a positive effect on people in our society because most people use stereotypes saying that all
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