How Hip-Hop Destroys the Potential of Black Youth!
by Jeffrey Hicks
Hip-hop has grown from its inner-city roots to appeal to a diverse and worldwide audience. It is no longer the fad some once considered it.
Unfortunately, it is also having a profound negative impact on young blacks. This aspect of hip-hop can no longer be tolerated.
Hip-hop is not just a style of music. It is a culture borne of poor, inner-city life in America that has evolved into the rallying cry of those unable to negotiate the nuances of the mainstream. It now serves to glorify formerly stigmatized characteristics of the lower class, preventing the impetus for upward mobility.
To start with, hip-hop lyrics involve recurring themes of braggadocio to the extent th