Rap music does have an influence but its not the main reason that these kids are wildin out. It's their environment that puts them in that mindset. They walk out their front door and see the older n*ggas in their area with everything that they want. What do you think these kids would rather choose..working a 9 to 5 job making 7 or 8 an hour and end up with a couple hundred dollars in 2 weeks...or make a couple hundred dollars in one night? Music has stronger effects on kids who know nothing about that life, kids who live in the suburbs. In the hood..these dudes dont want to be a slave to America, they wanna live their life and survive they way THEY know how. at any time they could give it up but at the same time most are thinking...why? Why wake up at the crack of dawn everyday going to a job that you hate. Why be a slave to the government? They know someday they're gonna die.. so they live everyday like a Friday. The only thing that can honestly change most n*ggas is having a kid, once that baby comes into their life their whole mindset changes away from the streets to give that kid a better life they had
It's pretty damn hard to change your life up after you been through hell for 18 years of your life. Post traumatic stress disorder makes our hoods so dangerous
I applaud your logical answer..
and while it may be mostly true, still those "older n*ggas" get their false sense of priorities from outside sources. The media and whatnot. As I said previously, they all are influenced by seeing what the next man has (money, cars, drugs, b*tches) and want that for themselves. Envy is a dangerous trait, and the effects trickle down. We don't come out the womb wanting to be a gangster or infatuated with the material things in life. As you've also said its our environment that puts them in that mindset. But it's music/movies that portrays that mindset as the "cool".