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Controversy has always been a prominent characteristic of popular music throughout the twentieth century Whether it be the controversy surrounding Elvis swinging hips the Doors suggestive lyrics or Alice Coopers stage antics this controversy always seems to be followed by undue criticism from the media One form of musical expression that has been in the news recently because of its negative attention is hip-hop Rap a relatively new form of musical exposition has been criticized for its so-called anti-women lyrics Some have even said that these types of lyrics are veering toward rape music Faludi 267 This is just simply not trueOnce thought of as a passing fad rap has been able to fabricate many facets of popular culture Due to their raw and insouciant lyrics many artists have met opposition by conservative groups that believe rap spreads an anti-women message These groups argue that the lyrics in many rap songs degrade women by calling them bitches hoes and tricks These words however do little more than sell records It is the image that rap artists represent as a whole that the youth of America buy Although these terms may sound degrading these lyrics have no real influence on Americas image of women These words are just a tool of the musicians that helps give them an appearance of being Benninger 2gangsters pimps or dealers It is these types of people that represent power and control to some or a glimpse into an unknown world to others Either way this image is what makes moneyFurther proof that rap artists are selling an
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