Sunday, June 12, 2016

Hip Hop Culture is Ghetto Culture by Gabrielle Seunagal

There is no denying it. Hip Hop culture is ghetto culture indeed. The disrespect of women, sagging pants, and promotion of gangs, violence, and drugs is a nightmare. It is the epitome of low class and ignorance. People who participate in this degeneracy are bound to end up six feet under or in jail, unless they change their ways.

As a young, African-American woman, I am repulsed by hip hop culture. The men of hip hop culture frequently refer to my gender as "hoes," "bitches," and worse. Even Kanye West claimed that "bitch" is a term of endearment for women in hip hop culture when he used that label in reference to Taylor Swift in his rap song "Famous."

A "bitch" is a female dog. There is nothing endearing about it, and you so frequently hear rappers use this term when referring to women. It is sexist, degrading, and misogynistic. No self respecting woman would view this as a compliment. Real terms of endearment for women are: sweetheart, love, darling, and babe. Hip Hop culture views women as sex objects instead of living, breathing humans with thoughts and feelings.

But rappers don't stop there. They've taken it a step further and glorified the drugging and sexual assault of women. In Rick Ross' song "U.O.E.N.O," he says the following: "Put Molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it. I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know it."

Very sad. This could have actually happened to a woman. Who knows? Rappers endorse rape and it's frightening because many young men idolize these rappers and take their lyrics to heart as a code to live by.

Another ghetto element of hip hop culture is the sagging pants. I can't even count how many times I've seen rappers and men who partake in hip hop culture with sagging pants with their underwear showing. It's nauseating and distasteful. What mentally sane individual would knowingly walk around with his underwear on display?

The act of sagging pants originated in prison. Men sagged their pants to let their inmates know that they were sexually available to be "taken." In the 90s, hip hop artists picked up this trend, made it "cool," and now many men who like hip hop have emulated this disturbing trend.

The promotion of gangs, violence, and drugs is an abomination. How many times have you heard rappers talk about how "bad" the police are, how much they love getting high, and how they're so tough for killing people. In Wild Boy by Machine Gun Kelly, Waka Flocka says the following: "Fuck 5-0, I make my own rules." (5-0 is slang for police officers.) What reason would rappers have to demonize police officers other than out of fear because they (rappers) are participating in some illegal activity and do not want to get caught?

The Black Lives Matter cult talks about how bad they think police officers are. They whine about African Americans being killed. What they don't talk about is how the majority of African Americans are killed by other African Americans via murder or the distribution of drugs, which are both promoted in hip hop culture. If black lives really matter, then they will abandon hip hop culture which goes against their own best interests.

Hip Hop culture is a danger and a menace to society. It should be snuffed out. It contributes nothing positive. It promotes an insidious thug mentality and a lifestyle of degeneracy. The sooner people abandon ghetto hip hop culture, the better off they will be.

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