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  • 1. Crime and Hip Hop
    By Gabby Gassman
  • 2. The Music Speaks
    You can listen to any number of songs by hip hop artists or rappers and you can tell that crime is a subject of quite a few songs but what do the lyrics really say?
     positive
    or
    negative
  • 3. Crimes
    Drugs
    Gangs
    Shootings
    Theft or Robbery
  • 4. Examples
    While some artists address the negative things about crime, others glorify it. Some artists can even be examples of what can happen.
  • 5. Tragedy
    Crime not only ruins lives but also causes tragedy. One major example that most people know about is TupacShakur
  • 6. Why
    With the way that artist glorify gang life and other crimes, it’s no wonder that young people today act on what they hear in the music they listen to
  • 7. What We Can Do
    By looking at why hip hop has such a huge impact, we can try to counter that impact with something more positive.
    Things like after school
    programs are a huge
    help in keeping kids
    safe and out of gangs.
  • 8. Moving Forward
    As time goes on and new artists emerge, hip hop is starting to gain a more positive light and more positive spin. This can be credited to artists such as:
     Ne-Yo
     Lupe Fiasco
  • 9. A Brighter Tomorrow
    Positive example will make for a brighter and more positive future for youth all around so if
    artists deliver a more
    positive message, we
    can hope that we
    would see a more
    positive world