Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Warning: The Growth of Violence and Explicit Content
The film Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes states that homicide is at a high. Maybe that could be attributed to the growing violence in music. As we all know sex, and violence sells. Look at movies, commercials, TV shows, and even magazine covers. Its all ran by big-wigs at large corporations. As in all music videos and radio songs, corporate media picks and chooses what they air on the radio and television. Sex, and violence sells, so some non-violent rap music might not be heard by the normal radio channel-flipping listener. It is no secret that violence in music has been normalized. Could the growing violence in music be contributed by the patriarchal abuse that singers have witnessed growing up? Is this what they think is normal?
I also found this article interesting. Do you think hip-hop, and other violent music and television/movies have contributed to gun violence?