^ 1st, that isn't what I said, learn to quote people
^ 2nd, guy is desperately making excuses and avoiding the issue by clinging to her exact wording instead of the larger point. Bro, hip hop is not as a whole contributing to strong positive morals and values, the music shows little respect for women, and yes that attitude can lead to domestic violence, including r*pe.
When a song degrades women it is lowering the value of women in the eyes of the listener and making it more likely that the listener will disrespect women. When you degrade anything it makes it more likely to be disrespected by your peers.
A study of the influence of misogynous rap music on s3xual aggression against females...
-Kent State University- (There are dozens of other studies online, they could be better or worse than this one, I'm not going to go through them all.)
*Btw it's not a racist thing, I've heard Eminem talk about raping more women than any black rapper.
*Some random article of how a dumb kid might use rap as an excuse/be influenced by rap.
Rap fan, 15, given four years for raping girl
By Sue Clough, Courts Correspondent 12:00AM BST 28 Sep 2002
A schoolboy fan of the rap singer DMX was given four years detention yesterday for raping a 13-year-old girl he lured into a meeting using mobile phone text messages.
The prosecution claimed during a hearing at the Old Bailey last month that the 15-year-old boy, of Bexleyheath, south London, had been living out the s3xist lyrics of the American gangster rapper. In one of his songs he says: "If you got a daughter older than 15, I'm gonna r*pe her, take her on the living room floor right now."
The youth had denied the accusation and said the girl consented to s3xual acts. He collapsed when the jury convicted him.
After the hearing, Det Insp Mark Castell urged young people never to give their phone number to anyone they did not know well or to allow friends to do so.
*Not to mention Akon, R Kelly, Chris Brown ect... Tons of cases and investigations online.
*Obviously the video hoe culture deserves mentioning...
Give a fu*k though... be dumb about it.
I know that isn't what you said..I made my own statement. I quoted you word for word and then rebutted it against yours.
Second, I never said hip hop is sitting there contributing to the empowerment of people or anything of that nature. And I'm not clinging to the exact definition of hip hop, I'm going by what she said. She clearly worded it the way that she wanted it. Saying the word CULTURE wasn't a slip up. She means the entire culture..from people DJing to B-Boying to everything. Culture is culture. If she meant music, she would have said exclusively music..yet she included culture in there. I'm not clinging to anything..she said what she said and she meant it.
Of course there's various articles of kids doing stupid sh*t listening to rap music. If I wanted to, I could find dozens of articles online about kids doing stupid sh*t while watching Superman..flying off of the roof of their houses thinking they can fly. It doesn't mean it's the majority.
The video hoe culture I agree with you there. That is an aspect of hip hop that degrades women. But it in no way enforces r*pe culture.