November 04, 2004

From Fly girls to Bitches and Hos By Joan Morgan

The author is talking about Rap and Hip Hop and how it is playing a major role on our society today; also how it is connected to people's actions. I agree with the author when she says that Rap and Hip Hop have a major impact not only on the artists themselves, but also on other artists and and the people that listern to their music. Most black rap artists now a days all rap and free style about is sex, drinking, clubbing and smoking because that is some of the things they consider to be "cool" and "off the hook." They are sending out a whole new message especially to the kids who think that they are also cool and want to be just like them when they grow up.
Joan Morgan also talks about how most back women are single parents either because they loose their husbands to violence or because of teen pregnancy and so as result end up taking care of kids themselves.
I would definitely say that this essay is a question of Interpretation, value Consequence and Policy

Question of Interpretation:
This signifies that most artists are sending out a bad message to the kids that listern to their music. But would the artists be able to sell as much of their albums if they decided to start rapping about a whole new thing? Would People still like these artists? Could it be that the artists are rapping or singing about this because it is what the people want to hear?

Question of Value:
I definitely would say that this is not good because children are the ones who learn quickly and they are the ones that are likely to become like this when they grow up.

Question of consequence:
I believe that the kids who listern to these albums are most likely to change and get affected by this, especially those who do not have enough home training. They might start doing bad thing and along the way grow into it.

Question of Policy:
I think the only thing that can be done now is if parents started to monitor the things that their kids watched and did. But this might not really be a solution to the problem because some parents actually watch and listern to these videos and albums and are actually in favor of it. The world is such a corrupt place and is getting worse as the years go by and it would take ages to fix this problem or there is a possibility that it might not be fixed at all.

Posted by ChinazomOnubogu at November 4, 2004 03:49 PM

I agree with China. Ithink that children will most likely rebel against their parents and listen to whatever they choose. I also feel that this issue will be an on going problem between the sexes

Posted by: Lauren Miles at November 5, 2004 02:26 PM

Good job doing this so quick. The media (MTV BET)is largely to blame for the behavior of kids. I agree with you completely.

Posted by: Brian at November 5, 2004 04:43 PM

I agree with the items that are discussed in your blog. Rappers are almost forced to rap about what they are now a days. If they change they may not sell as many albums or they may not even sell any albums at all. The rappers have to give the people what they want or they don't make any money. Another item I agree with is that the children that are listening to this music is being affected. What the musicians are singing about is what the kids think is cool and what they should be doing, so this accounts for alot of the actions that the children are doing in todays society.

Posted by: Heather Chicotella at November 6, 2004 04:31 PM

I agree with you to some extent. I do think because these things you list are considered "cool" to today's generation, they happen more often. I do, however, think that if it wasn't already happening, the rappers would not be writing about it. It's a huge cycle. If it continues to happen, it will continue to be written about, so it will never end.

Posted by: Caroline Jones at November 6, 2004 04:40 PM

I agree with you on all of your points but I agree a lot with the policy part. I think a lot of parents don't take the time to watch what their kids are listening to. Monitoring will help a lot. But we can't always blame the music, or the video games like many want to. If a child has it in them to act a certain way they will..its all dependent on their beliefs and values.

Posted by: Jen Sherbo at November 8, 2004 06:29 PM

I agree with the fact that parents need to monitor what their children listen to and view. It's sad though that parents have to. Music has changed so dramatically though the years. We have gone from songs of love to songs of disrespect and degrading.

Posted by: Ashley Neil at November 9, 2004 12:31 AM

I agree with you that rap and hip hop are taking over society, and that all they rap about is sex, drugs, clubbin, and gettin rich. Many people find these amusing and some dont. Many women that are dancing in some of these videos are the ones that give the rappers the inspiration to sing about sex, drugs and all the money that they got.

Posted by: Jasmine Urgent at November 9, 2004 01:07 AM

I agree with you completely on this. All anyone ever talks about is se and drugs in songs and this is gettin back to little 10 year old kids.

Posted by: Matt Nelson at November 9, 2004 10:37 AM
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