If your looking at an artist to help our people and even going as far as to blame them for the destruction of our race......if you can do that, then I can say your as much of a culprit because your an endorse of the generation of hiphop that led to this......with the NWA, Biggie, and Pac......all that sh*t was a pre lude to hiphop today......but when there is a top 10 list who is on there? Thats why its a bullsh*t cop-out we are the leaders of our generation now and what we doing to combat the issues that we face? bi*ch on the internet about how rappers are the problem? You have the means to steer youth the other direction, what are U doing? Alot of these artist do more for the youth in thier community then yall will even do for your own people in your immediate family. The point is its an entertainers job to raise my kids in my community. Its my job...if Im in a position to do so.....fu*k I look like walking right by a kid I knew since his birth selling drugs and I know that n*gga listens and respects me.......and then when he gets k!lled or locked up.....I walk up to TI and blame him for his music cause he was the little dudes favorite artist.......where the fu*k was I at? For all yall talk about black upliftment......yall cats are pretty weak when it comes to action.......I guess its eaiser to point at a phantom threat, as opposed to admitting that we as black men are failing our young......not these bullsh*t rappers......
You're going off topic, and although it should be each one teach one, I agree, you cannot discount the fact that the platform a rapper has can change millions of lives with one, powerful, positive, well-marketed song. When was the last time you heard a song on the radio that spoke to children directly about taking the right path and not doing stupid. From what I can recall:
This was a real simple song aimed at elementary school children. This is actually a throwback to one of the illest positive songs ever:
For Confirmation, look at the top comment on this video that's been viewed over 1.5 mllion times:
I love this song because it inspired me that destruction is not the only option we have in life to follow. With the special gift called free will, each individual is capable of righteousness or destruction upon themselves.
So, in conclusion, I have shown proof that Rappers who can put together a positive ill song with a great concept and beat can have a profound affect on young and impressionable child/teens/young adults. /thread