Effects of Gangsta Rap
Snoop Dog was faced with a murder charge. He did not pull the trigger but his bodyguard did. In his trial he had to face the negative comments and perceptions that people had about him because he was a gangsta rapper. In a Rolling Stone interview Snoop's attorney David Kenner said, "Snoop was perceived negatively, and we had to dispel that inaccurate opinion." In many cases rappers are merely entertaining and should not be perceived by their lyrics only. Being a rapper is a job. In most cases that part of them stays at the studio while they are at home.
These misconceptions deeply hurt the rappers. Snoop Dog says, "People think that I like being notorious, this shit ain't cool. It's not what I'm about anymore. This is nothing cool, nothing fun, nothing to laugh about. This is stressful." The media needs to focus on statements like that instead of violent lyrics all of the time. People need to know that these rappers have feelings and hearts and they do not like the negativity that surrounds their occupation. In other cases it makes them angry. Tupac Shakur says, "I am a product of a society that openly tells me that my life ain't worth anything. In any other country with any other skin color I would have been a great lawyer. I would be Tom Cruise in "The Firm". But in America with black skin, I'm just Tupac the cop-killer dude. You know, I'm a revolutionary. I'm