Paper: A Study on the Relations between Four Rap Songs and the Behavior in Young Black People

First lets look at the song that put Snoop Doggy Dogg on the rap world's map, "Gin and Juice." The song is basically telling a story about a party going on at Snoop's house. The song talks about smoking marijuana, drinking gin and juice, and having sex with girls. The most played line in the song, which is in the chorus, is “Rollin down the street, smoking indo, sippin on gin and juice." That line alone can account for drug and alcohol use. Another line is “Dre's got some bitches from the city of Compton to serve me", which refers to women just being lined up for Snoop. The next song, “Natural Born Killers", oddly enough refers to the rappers in the song being killers. One line in the song, “When | grab my sawed off, niggas get hauled off", gives a gruesome image to the listener. This song may possibly give listeners a bad idea. The next song is "One and One" by 2 Live Crew. This song basically talks about a guy and a girl performing sexual acts on each other. | would give a line from it but it probably wouldn't be suitable for this paper. The fourth song is “Back that thang up" by Juvenile. In this song the basic theme is asking a woman to shake her rear end while dancing. Some say that the song is very derogatory towards women and this could give these young black males, or any male, the wrong idea about women. Those songs can put some pressures on a young black male. Also if you ask any of those rappers why they rap about things like that, they usually say because that's what they grew up doing. So that also shows you that some young black males do follow what the not so flattering norms put on them. From what we've seen from the four songs earlier some young black males do like drugs and alcohol, do like womanizing, and also like talking about killing. Even though some of these "norms" or “stereotypes” are not true for all, they are obviously true for some....