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Is Gangsta Music Detrimental to our Youth?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by isuzu, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. isuzu


    Jul 3, 2005
    North America
    Fellow BOGs,

    As we might have noticed, Gangsta Music is very popular among our youth nowadays. A lot of rappers are advocating gun violence through music. And this is a very effective medium to drive the message to our youth. It's not subliminal anymore, they use plain words to drive the message.

    The youth nowadays emulate these rap artists by wearing their own "colors" and being distinctive among other groups. These artists think it's "cool" to pack a "nine" and "smoke" the others. Big cities in the US and Canada are starting to feel the effects of this phenomenon with the increasing gang violence in their areas.

    These rappers defend their music by insisting their right to the freedom of speech. Your thoughts on this, fellow BOGs.
  2. Kiddo


    Jun 14, 2003
    I think their music should be banned altogether. ;e But that just wouldn't happen since there are a lot of rappers and supporters already out there. In our school, there are these groups who wear those gangsta clothes with all their bling-blings, listening gangsta music on their mp3 players and whatnot. They talk about how cool is it in the states where there are a lot more people like 'them' and then they start hating the teachers, the school, parents and other people for various reasons.

    What the government could do is to regulate the sale of this type of music to the youth. But seeing that the government can't even regulate some of the more basic things that need to be regulated ;Q...

    The best solution imho would be to eliminate the gangsta thing altogether because it IS detrimental to our youth.

  3. 9MX

    9MX Rei!

    Sep 29, 2003
    so far, i feel no detrimental effects ;f
  4. cznayr

    cznayr Dis-member

    Jun 14, 2004
    Gangsta music is not mainstream music here..

    AIn't that right, dawg? ;f
  5. Kiddo


    Jun 14, 2003
    oi youth daw e.. ;) ;a
  6. Gangsta tunes, just like any other music (rock, disco, robotic, grunge, etc.), become archaic in time, and would lose its appeal to be replaced by another equally "offensive" tune in the future.

    BTW, I like Eminem and SnoopDog music, FWIW ;)
  7. TED

    TED Millennium Member

    Jun 2, 1999
    Anchorage, AK, USA
    YES, it IS. Horribly so.

  8. MELBU

    MELBU Ann2Tero

    eY wAsSuP Homies?..hOws Da hOod? aInt nO fRigGin rAp hEre yO'll ;f ;a ;f

    Hehehe Im a seventies rocker who likes uriah heep, foghat, lynard skynard, but i like some rap music makes me feel bagets again hehehe

  9. bokbok_05


    Apr 24, 2005
    tulad din ni 9MX, wala naman masamang epekto sa pagkatao ko.;f ;f
  10. Kiddo


    Jun 14, 2003
    Youth nga daw e! ;e

    Seriously speaking, ok lang sana if its just the music, but the artists themselves are very bad models of society. I don't think it would be very detrimental if it was only the music while the rappers lead normal, law abiding lives. Pero pati yung mga rappers wannabe gangsta din eh.
  11. isuzu


    Jul 3, 2005
    North America
    Or they were involved in crimes such as drugs and murders. I don't know if they do it on purpose to make them popular, and write songs about it.
  12. Kiddo


    Jun 14, 2003
    They probably do! Just like celebrities purposely having scandals about them so they'll always be on the spotlight. ;Q
  13. kristiansen

    kristiansen Birdwatcher

    Dec 7, 2002
    on the road again
    sometimes i hear these music in malls,cars etc.and i don't want my kids to be saying those nasty is plain garbage!for me,there is a way of making music whether it is rap,rock,country,jazz,blues etc. without those foul words ,sexual innuendos and violent stories.and i hope they pass away.......;c
  14. Froggy_131

    Froggy_131 Bubblehead

    Sep 4, 2005
    Bad parenting is more detrimental to the youth!
  15. PMMA97

    PMMA97 TagaBundok

    Nov 25, 2003
    Guidance is key when it comes to the youth. But for us adults, If it's too noisy you are too old. ;f Ayt?
  16. Ersatz0906


    Oct 23, 2005
    banning can lead to more violence :soap:

    PMMA97 is right, guidance is the key...

    Warning: spend time to your kids first before giving any advice they might turn your advice against you. you have to know what's in his head, so that you could give the best advice ;f
  17. MELBU

    MELBU Ann2Tero

  18. castorTroy


    Dec 7, 2005
    It is definitely detrimental to the positive moral growth of the youth as it makes acceptable and desirable many actions that should be, in my opinion, considered otherwise.
    So why isn't it banned altogether? This is because many countries, such as the U.S. where much of this gangsta music comes from, value freedom of speech.
    It's either gangsta music is banned but freedom of speech is sacrificed, or freedom of speech is valued but gangsta music is allowed. In any case, I think most of us would choose the latter.
  19. I congratulate you guys who can actually understand the words those gangsta rappers are saying. All these years of firing loud guns and you can still comprehend what the hell those guys are saying?

    Do they print the lyrics to those "songs" on the back of the CDs, like what is done for some normal songs?

    By the way, you heard that story that somebody sued to have the song "Louie, Louie" banned on the grounds of obscenity, and the Court ruled that "Louie, Louie" was not obscene on the grounds that no one could understand the words.
  20. jmy

    jmy Still Alive Lifetime Member

    To be honest,I don't like most(99%)of the music of the youth today.You see,aside from guns,I am also a Stereo(Audio)Freak that I have my own music room at my home.I told my daughter if her taste of music are the only ones available,I won't even buy a transistor radio.