When I got the phone call to appear on Fox News, I was excited. I was excited because I had a chance to speak up for the Hip Hop community about the Danny Brown sex act that happened on stage recently during a concert.
Oftentimes, Hip Hop gets blamed as the scapegoat for someone, something negative that has happened, or someone that’s influenced by its songs or lyrics. Yes, some of Hip Hop does contribute to this, but not all of Hip Hop. You still have artists like Common, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Mos Def, Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, etc., that make music with a message and not just music for the “dollar dollar bill y’all.”
Many factors can contribute to how a person is influenced besides hip hop music, such as other genres of music, movies, TV shows, reality TV shows, people and in their community, family, etc.
As a kid I grew up listening to songs and artist that I wasn’t suppose to, movies or did things I wasn’t suppose to, but my parents still disciplined me when they found out. It never made me want to drink, smoke, do drugs, rob, kill, or disrespect woman, or people in general.
Ultimately, it is up to the parents to teach their children the right and the wrong choices, and entertainment and reality as well as the individual to make the choice to what they want to believe or subscribe to.
And remember “Either you must stand up for something or you will fall for anything.”
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