You know what i wanted to change my answer after i thought about it.
How ignorant are you? If i was to pull out a story from the bible about how god caused a great flood that killed everyone and then just left it at that would that be fair to say? No because god did more then that, for instance Eminem did a lot of violent songs with D12 but he also did "when I'm Gone" "Sing For The Moment" "Hailee's Song" and thats just to name a few, and those aren't violent those have emotion, and it's not just Eminem look at Tupac he did a lot of violent song's but he also did "Baby Don't Cry" and "Dear Mamma" and those aren't violent. Now i don't know about you but I've had a hard life, and i can't get counseling so those song's help when I'm depressed, or feeling lonely, and there are also times when i feel on top of the whole worlds and songs like Empire State of Mind, and Run This Town by Jay-Z make me feel even better.
Besides its not like Rap is the only music to be violent Rock is just as violent, and don't even get me started about Metal.
"They say music can alter moods and talk to you
Well can it load a gun up for you , and c0ck it too
Well if it can, then the next time you assault a dude
Just tell the judge it was my fault and i'll get sued
See what these kids do is hear about us totin' pistols
And they want to get one cause they think the sh!t's cool
Not knowin' we really just protectin' ourselves, we entertainers
Of course the sh!t's affectin' our sales, you ignoramus
But music is reflection of self, we just explain it, and then we get our
checks in the mail
It's ****** up ain't it
How we can come from practically nothing to being able to have any f*ckin'
thing that we wanted
That's why we sing for these kids, who don't have a thing
Except for a dream, and a f*ckin' rap magazine
Who post pin-up pictures on their walls all day long
Idolize they favorite rappers and know all they songs
Or for anyone who's ever been through **** in their lives
Till they sit and they cry at night wishin' they'd die
Till they throw on a rap record and they sit, and they vibe
We're nothin' to you but we're the f*ckin' **** in they eyes
That's why we seize the moment try to freeze it and own it, squeeze it and
Cause we consider these minutes golden
And maybe they'll admit it when we're gone
Just let our spirits live on, through our lyrics that you hear in our
songs and we can..." - Sing For The Moment- Eminem
· 10 years ago