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I was having a conversation with someone today about the current state of the world. He made the point that if we want anything to change, all we have to do is stop listening to rap music because it is terroristic.

Here is the dictionary definition of terrorist.

ter·ror·ist [ter-er-ist] Show IPA
1. a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.
2. a person who terrorizes or frightens others.
3. (formerly) a member of a political group in Russia aiming at the demoralization of the government by terror.
4. an agent or partisan of the revolutionary tribunal during the Reign of Terror in France.
5. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of terrorism or terrorists: terrorist tactics.

Most rap music nowadays does promote selling drugs, violence and promiscuity. Still, to say the music is terroristic is a bit extreme. He made the point that most urban communities are in a state of terror because of all the things that rappers rap about. That is true, but the majority of people who listen to rap music don’t do half of the things that are promoted in the music.

So who is the music actually terrorizing? Rap Music didn’t start out promoting these things. It wasn’t until the corporate world took over hip-hop that rap music became a commodity, to be packaged and sold. If people enjoy listening to music that promotes terror, isn’t it their right to do so ?

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