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Rap particularly gangsta rap is perhaps the most controversial music there has ever been Stanley Crouch concludes that rap encourage young people toward illiteracy brutishness hatred of women whorishness and mindless materialism while Authur Lawrence Cribbs Jr claims that gangster rap is a violation of the dignity of African-American culture and as exploitation by large record companies making a profit from racial stereotyping David Samuels believes that rap is a representation of a foreign sexually charged and criminal underworld Rap music offers middle-class white listeners their exotic other in a prepackage easily consumable form providing the vicarious thrills of transgression drugs guns and sex without the risk 270 Based on my observation I disagree with David Samuels because I think the middle-class white consumers listen to rap music because they can relate to the message of the rap music Many rappers do rap about drugs guns and sex For example at the beginning of Tupac Shakur song entitles Changes states that Cop give a damn about a Negro pull the trigger kill a nigga hes a hero Give the crack to the kids who the hell care one less ugly mouth on the welfare First shipem dope and let em deal the brothers give em guns step back watch em kill each other httplyricspostcom The song do talk about selling drug to the kids and killing each other however Tupac Shakur is not encouraging his listener to sell drug or kill anyone Tupac Shakur is stating the problem what he see is going on in today society As Tupac go on further in the song Tupac said that I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other We gotta start makin changes learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers httpwwwlyricspostcom Tupac is stating that there a problem with drugs and violence in today society and he is encouraging his listener
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