Rap music does not effect our youth's behavior today but channels it to its own direction. The outcome of men/women today are based upon how they are raised in their homes. The fact is if parents actually took care of their children and mentored them, this generation would not be doomed to fail based of of statistics.
In a one year study of 522 African Americans between 14 and 18 years old that watch rap music videos at least 14 hours a week they found that they are 3 times more likely to hit a teacher, over 2.5 times more likely to get arrested, 2 times most likely to have multiple sexual partners and 1.5 times more likely to have an STD, use drugs and drink alcohol.
I realize that music can play a very important and influential factor in our lives, however our conscious behavior is not determined solely off of what we hear but what we witness from our surroundings. Fact is the path that our youth is currently escalating down is not to be blamed on rap music but the parents that raise us now. I for one find that to be true. My brother does not listen to, in fact he hates it to be honest, but he is constantly in trouble in and out of school. This just proves my response of why rap does not effect how children of today act.