Hip-Hop/Rap effects on African American Children

Posted: 14/02/2011 in Uncategorized
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Hip-hop and Rap has some kind of hypnotic control over young children. Young children somehow believe that the things these rappers sing about are good, since the rappers are now rich and famous. These kids think that what the rapper says, including drugs and violence, is ok. Research conducted by the California Institute of Integral Studies say that teens between 13-17 years of age spend 4-5 hours listening to some kind of music. Music influences the mind, the mind makes decisions, thus music plays a huge role in the decisions made by African American children.

Hip-hop is supposed to uplift and create,to educate people on alarger level and to make a change.”

—–Doug E. Fresh

  1. Shelby says:

    i do agree that music influences the mind. even as an adult, i hear things in songs that i wanna try..or things i wanna see or things i wanna do. kids within the age range of 13-17, i think if a kid is exposed to hardcore lyrics about killing people, drinking, degrading women, and doing drugs then his mind may be altered to believe that its okay to. Parents should be more receptive to their children s needs, being that listening to hard core gangster music isn’t one of them!

  2. Martin says:

    I don’t think kids think they are good things per se, some know the difference between right and wrong but they find it as a means to an end.

  3. walk6076 says:

    Hip Hop is no different than rock and roll and modern gospel music when it comes to it’s influence on teens. Kids like things that their parents don’t…it’s a natural fact. The problem is that parents are doing a horrible job of actually raising their kids these days and not instilling morals and values which lead to good decision making. The end result, is a generation of children and adults looking for some type of ‘new’ direction and follow the latest and greatest pied piper that shows them any attention. Parents need to parent.

    I’m a 43 y/o father of two

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