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I wouldnt talk about it if I aint live it and I live a thug life baby Im hopeless smoking on indo trying to keep my focus are just examples of gangsta rap music lyrics that are being blamed and targeted by American society and policy makers for the increase in violence within the American culture Artist and record labels alike are having fingers pointed at them for our culture lack of parenting of which often results in a lack of morals and values in the younger generation There has been a constant effort buy the American public to scapegoat its own offense with vulnerable and less powerful portions in society Though never admitted the rise in youth crimes is not a result of the violent lyrics of gangsta rap but a combination of lacking morals and values perpetuated by a lack in parenting and a decrease in the avenues available for youth to learn how to react responsibly in adverse situations Unknown to many of the individuals that target gangsta rap music as an enemy of the state the lyrics and content of the songs are often a direct reflection of the lives that these individuals actually live To understand this one must take a look at the actually lives of the people who wrote these songs and what they have actually gone through One of the most targeted gangsta rappers is the previously deceased Tupac Shakur Growing up in a single parent home with a mother who was involved in drugs and struggled just to make ends meet it is not difficult to imagine why the lyrics he wrote focused on this type of life style The same goes for rapper The Notorious BIG who grew up in the ghetto and experienced a life of poverty that included drugs and violence To many in the outside world this connection seems to far fetched only because they have never experienced living life in
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