Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What’s Wrong with Hip Hop?


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

I'm a huge fan of hip hop music. In fact, I didn't even start to like music until hip hop came along. I will continue to be a fan of hip hop music, but as a black scholar, I feel that part of my job is to ask questions that we may need to answer as a society.
The question for today is, "What's wrong with hip hop music?" Perhaps the question I've asked is presumptuous, since many of us don't see a problem at all. I've sat in the car for hours with my teenage daughters, listening to one song after another, each of them returning to basically the same themes: Money, sex, weapons or drugs.



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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I had a friend just recently blog about this topic and its connection to Waka Flocka Flame's horrible interview with 106 & Park . He basically says that too much media attention is given to one area of Hip-Hop. It's a interesting read: