A couple of days ago I came across this video on one of my favorite YouTube channels, NerdyMafia101. It raises some interesting points about whether rap music is just harmless entertainment or if it is being used to market poverty, incarceration and death to black people as well as racist stereotypes to white people.
As a musician and participant in hip hop culture, I've observed the music being adopted in a way that I believe is reckless at best and downright evil at worst. That's why I do what I can to create music to uplift the culture. This video raised several good points for discussion. Check it out and leave your thoughts in the comments.