Music Influence On Society
Music has been around for thousands of years. Music appeals to everyone. When
was the last time you have heard someone say, "I hate all music."?
Lately though music has been criticized for corrupting teen's minds. Rap is
being blamed for all the crimes and murders in cities all over America and heavy
metal is being blamed for giving teens only dark images and thoughts in their
minds. Although the media and public criticize rap and rock music and blame the
music for influencing teens negatively, they actually give many teenagers an
outlet from their life problems. Parents love to blame musicians like and Dr.
Dee to bands like KoRn and Limp Bizkit for their child's problems. Music is an
excuse for bad parenting. "One should look at the family background of the
person committing the crimes" (Foster 3). Most criminals come from
dysfunctional families, which would explain why a person would turn to crime in
life. Another reason a person would turn to crime is being sexually abused as a
young child. This would definitely cause a person to go a little crazy. When
someone hears some lyrics from Eminem, they do not go out and do what he says.
Lyrics from Eminem and other similar lyrics are for entertainment only. If
people did whatever they heard, then everybody would be evil and corrupted I
hear far worse words and phrases during school than on a rap album, and the
words do not effect me or anybody else otherwise everybody in school would run
around shooting people and doing drugs. Rappers are blamed constantly for
crimes. In 1988, rapper Ice-T was under the gun from the media because of a song
he wrote called, "Cop Killa". Once that song was released several
police murderers said they did it because of Ice-T's song. "But is it
Ice-T's fault fore these crimes, or is it the fault of the person committing
these crimes against the police" (Foster 2). Foster asks an interesting
question. The answer is no, the...