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Started: 5/21/2015 Category: Music
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mimimann

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First off, it needs to be clarified what"s beneficial to our society and what isn"t. In my opinion, anything that enlightens us intellectually, protects us from harm or instigates our morals, is beneficial, and anything vice-versa is not. For example, something like education would be considered "good" and something like violence would be perceived as "bad". Moving forward, nothing is concrete and we often mix our perceptions of "goods" and "bads", which is exactly what rap is; a mixture of both "good" and "bad".
On the negative side, I acknowledge that a majority of mainstream rap pertains to the glorification of counter-productive ideas in our society that may dampen our growth (eg. Drugs and violence). However, on the positive side, it also promotes a generally equal amount of enlightening messages that may prove to foster our minds (eg. Political advocacy and gender equality). What people seem to overlook in rap is that it"s a very broad genre and has a variety of songs and artist that differ in purpose. However, the "good" side of the rap genre does not generate as much attention. If you deeply analyze the rap genre, you would notice topics arraying from drugs, sex and violence to philosophy, conceptual stories and political views etc. This language change between the good and bad sides of rap impacts largely towards how an audience responds to the song. This shift in language is also dependant on the artist"s purpose, for example, commercialized songs that are appropriated by the music industry generally have positive and enlightening messages that are well retained by the audience. A popular example of this is "same love" by Macklemore, who is a modern rap artists, and he wrote that song to appealing to his audience by supporting gay rights.
Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by voidfire 1 year ago
voidfire
What are you debating? I'm slightly confused...
Posted by evanallred123 1 year ago
evanallred123
In case you missed it, your resolution is "hello". I repeat, what are we debating?
Posted by evanallred123 1 year ago
evanallred123
Are you deliberately being confusing, or does your comment have a meaning beyond the nonsensical?
Posted by wzrd 1 year ago
wzrd
you are lost. copy and paste this in the right area of the debate about hip hop
Posted by evanallred123 1 year ago
evanallred123
I hope I am the only one confused: what is the debate topic...?
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