The Breakdown: Does Gangsta Rap Have The Right To Exist?

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Published on February 11, 2018 by

Gangsta Rap: the largest sub-genre in hip hop and one of the most negative forms of music to hit the airwaves. Some say it’s a form of expression for those living the hardships of the inner cities and Black America, hardships that weren’t commonly known until the sub-genre’s popularity. Others believe that it’s damaging to not only the listeners, but also to society, glorifying violence, crime, sexism and more, and embodying double standards in the typical black stereotype.  In light of its growing dominance in the culture and the impact it has left, Murs asks whether or not gangsta rap still has the right to exist.

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