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Is Rap Music the Cause of Violence Since the late 1980s rap music has been called the Anti Christ in our culture because of its so-called influence in peoples life People swear up and down that the music is why people specially the youth resort to violent crimes I think by saying this they are trying to cover up the real truth by giving simple answers Rap is defined as a style of popular music consisting of improvised rhymes performed to a rhythmic accompaniment The first rap song was made in the late 70s the songs were seven to eight minutes long and was mostly used in small clubs to dance to It didnt really become popular until the early 80s Over the years it has become mainstream music everyone is listening to it In the last four years rap made up 60 of music bought in stores in the United States In 1989 a local group called NWANiggaz Wit Attitudes came from out of LA and changed rap which was the start of Gangsta Rap In their lyrics they talked about crime street violence and killing Once they were a huge hit it caught on and really thats when all this madness started Everyone started rapping Gangsta style More and more people started rapping about police brutality and killing people and with that crime rose to high levels In my opinion its not the artists or the record companys fault that crime rose Its not their responsibility to look after every person who listens to their music In all these years of rap though there are three people who took the most criticism from the public Dr Dre was one after NWA broke up he went on to do his own thing and after he released The Chronic he became a star He took
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