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Is Rap Dying?

John on March 3, 2007 at 7:00 pm

It’s definitely sick, in more ways than one:

Though music sales are down overall, rap sales slid an alarming 21 percent from 2005 to 2006, and for the first time in 12 years no rap album was among the top 10 sellers of the year.

A recent study by the Black Youth Project showed the majority of youth think rap has too many violent images.

In a poll of black Americans by Associated Press and AOL-Black Voices last year, 50 percent of respondents said hip-hop was a negative force in American society.

I’m not for censorship, but I do wish parents would excercise a little control over their kids. I also think shaming those who glorify murder, drug dealing and prostitution is a good idea.

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