Just because your have to be spoonfed your own culture, doesnt mean other people arent smart enough to make thier own desicions.
Thats a deeper problem than any rap song is gonna fix. The other dude was right, this is entertainment. If anyone wants to have any real social influence on this planet, they better not be rapping.
My point is rap music is huge in the black culture so if someone is rappin bout it, maybe well pay more attention to certain things. As far as culture being spoonfed to us, its obvious that most of the things ppl do are influenced by their culture. Ppl do what they want regardless, but culture has a big influence on ur state of mind. And no, not one or two rap songs will fix problems in the hood, but an attempt wont hurt. Rap is entertainment, but we should appreciate someone who raps bout reality. Theres a variety of rappers and sub-genres within rap so different rappers will discuss certain topics n address certain issues.