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Hip Hop -- dangerous or inspirational?

Not to long ago a 17 yr old was aggressively shot at multiple times and killed for playing rap music aloud at patrol station in America this is not the first time an incident like this has taken place.... As a matter of fact ever since the birth of HIP-HOP it has unleashed a tsunami of hardcore negativity and violence which has a profound effect on youngsters worldwide leading to crime, drugs, treating young women in a degrading manner, the use abusive language, an ideology based on negativity... I'd like to what the TED community has to say on this matter if you have a different point of view on this matter plz share

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    Feb 21 2014: Hip Hop is characterized by four distinct elements, all of which represent the different manifestations of the culture: rap music (oral), turntablism or "DJing" (aural), breaking (physical) and graffiti art (visual). Despite their contrasting methods of execution, they find unity in their common association to the poverty and violence underlying the historical context that birthed the culture.

    Some I like and some I do not .... If a mural is authorized on a building then I like it ... there are many good artists who do this. I do not like taggers who spray on any thing and every thing.

    There are good and bad to everything ... I personally do not like rap but tolerate it if not played at extreme volumes. I do not accept it when everyother word is "bitch", "kill whitey", "fu** the man", etc ..... and do not allow hate rap in my house. That is my choice ... it serves not "good" purpose.

    Needles are a useful tool in the hands of a medical professional ... and harmful in the hands of drug dealers and users.

    To say all is dangerous or all is inspirational is a fools game.

    I wish you well.

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