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music rappers still speak their minds and life struggles but it is now dominated with luxury, violence, drug abuse and more. Rap music has a tremendous influence on our society today, good and bad. According to rapper Jay-Z, “rap has changed America immensely to improve race relations and has done more than any leader or politician.” This statement is telling us how much attention rap music is being given. Many people often overlook or forget many songs written to uplift people’s spirits and makes them feel good about themselves. On the other hand, there are also many rap songs that can give a really bad perspective on life. They make people feel like killing, drinking, and smoking is okay. Numerous people have said that everyone is not influenced by rap music and it depends on the listener.

Rap music can be broken down into over 40 sub genres like rap rock, jazzy rap, gospel rap, pop rap , just to name a few. Pop rap being most popular.

There are many rappers under many different record labels. What is a record label you may ask? A record label is said to be a brand or trademark associated with the making of music recordings and music videos. Being a rapper is a tough career and takes an incredible amount of talent, ambition, hard work and drive to have any success. It’s also a tough career because they have to remember that there are a lot of people looking up at them as there role models. However, a few rappers forgets that and does something causing them to be punished and put on the news. For example, Lil Kim, Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Chief Keef and so on. Lil Wayne, Chief Keef and probably Gucci Mane were looked up to and still are by many people.

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