Social problems, such as fighting and lack of participation in youth activities. Legal problems, such as arrest for driving or physically hurting someone while drunk. Physical problems, such as hangovers or illnesses. Unwanted, unplanned, and unprotected sexual activity.
Brain Food Facts about hip-hop and prison for profit The people who own the media are the same people who own private prisons, the EXACT same people, and using one to promote the other is or "would be," depending on your analysis very lucrative.
I got a bit animated at the end. Only so many interviews in a row I could handle being asked about Chief Keef. Whose arrests, involvement in underaged pregnancies, concert shootouts, and facial tattoos, dominate conversation for weeks at a time, with their actual music a mere afterthought, if thought of at all.
My tirade was about marketing. It was about media powers seeking out the biggest pretend criminal kingpins they can find, many of whom who shamelessly adopt the names of actual real life criminal kingpins like 50 Cent and Rick Rossand exalting them as the poster children for a culture.
It was about an art form reduced to product placement, the selling of a lifestyle, and ultimately, a huge ad for imprisonment. This is not my opinion. Last year Corrections Corporation of America CCAthe biggest name in the private prison industry, contacted 48 states offering to buy their prisons.
One stipulation of eligibility for the deal was particularly bizarre: Two months later an anonymous email was sent out to various members of the music and publishing industries giving an account of a meeting where it was determined that hip-hop music would be manipulated to drive up privatized prison profits.
Its author, despite claiming to be a former industry insider, did not provide the names of anyone involved in the plot, nor did he specify by which company he himself was employed. As such, the letter was largely regarded as a fraud for lack of facts.
Ninety percent of what Americans read, watch and listen to is controlled by only six media companies. Last year a mere media executives were responsible for the intake of million Americans, controlling all the avenues necessary to manufacture any celebrity and incite any trend.
Also the owner of New Line Cinemas, HBO and TNT, they can have their artist cast in a leading role in a film that, when pulled from theaters, will be put into rotation first on premium, then on basic, cable.
Without any consideration to the music whatsoever, the artist will already be a star, though such monopolies also extend into radio stations and networks that air music videos. For consumers, choice is often illusory. None of this is exactly breaking news, but when ownership of these media conglomerates is cross checked with ownership of the biggest names in prison privatization, interesting new facts emerge.
In fact, Vanguard is the third largest holder in both Viacom and Time Warner. Vanguard is also the third largest holder in the GEO Group, whose correctional, detention and community reentry services boast facilities, approximately 73, beds and 18, employees.
Such a scheme would mean some very greedy, very racist people. There are facts to back that up, too. Prison industry lobbyists developing and encouraging criminal justice policies to advance financial interests has been well-documented.
This despite the fact that crime rates actually declined since this time. While the size of the prison population changed dramatically, so did its complexion.
Finally, let us not forget the wealth of evidence to support the notion that crime- drug- and prison-glorifying hip-hop only outsells other hip-hop because it receives so much more exposure and financial backing, and that when given equal exposure, talent is a much more reliable indicator of success than content.
Both business are owned by the same people. Mainstream media continue to endorse hip-hop that glorifies criminality most notably drug trafficking and violenceand private prison interests, long since proven to value profits over human rights, usher in inmates of color to meet capacity quotas.
The same people disproportionately incarcerated when exposed to the criminal justice system are at every turn inundated with media normalizing incarceration to the point that wherever there is mainstream hip-hop music, reference to imprisonment as an ordinary, even expected, component of life is sure to follow.
Conspiracy theorists get a lot of flak for daring entertain the notion that people will do evil things for money. The link between mass media and the prison industrial complex, however, is part of a very different type of conversation.
The information in this article was not difficult to find; it is all public. This is not a conspiracy. This is a fact.Hip hop music, also called hip-hop or rap music, is a music genre developed in the United States by inner-city African Americans in the s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted.
It developed as part of hip hop culture, a subculture defined by four key stylistic elements: MCing/rapping, DJing/scratching.
On Figure 2, it shows that most of the people surveyed do believe that Hip-hop music has the most influence on the youth. Although Some people did believe that Hip-hop has a negative art form, most of the people chose the genre of music called "Narcocorridos" to be the most negative art form.
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The Power of Hip Hop Culture Having used Hip Hop culture as a medium to empower youth for the last 15 years, I've seen first hand how mainstream rap impacts young impressionable minds. Society has noticed the negative influence this music has had, yet we still continue to make it succeed through number of record sales.
Is there a way to completely solve this problem? Krohm, Franklin B. and Suago, Frances L. "Contemporary urban music: controversial Messages in hip-hop and rap lyrics." ETC.: A Review of General .
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By Tara Parker-Pope is to ignore the nature of the music itself, it’s beat and style, most of which could not have a strong influence, unlike hip-hop and rap, both of which have powerful subliminal effect due to the pervading beat, and also that the most people did not have nearly as much access.