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Can Negative Song Lyrics Cause Violence In Youth?

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Host Naimah Latif

Host Naimah Latif


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Hip Hop Artist Rappn Tate The Great, also known as Brother Tate X, addresses the impact of derogatory lyrics in the music industry, and how those from the "old school" of music need to step in and influence the unconscious "new school" artists who promote negative behavior through their music. He talks about his work in helping to organize the Hip Hop Summit which brought together prominent artists to talk about the widespread influence of gang culture in the hip hop industry. Who are the entities that are profiting off of the misuse of our artists? Can wise elders help enlighten the disconnected youth, who are unknowingly being used by the recording industry to generate profits from derogatory lyrics? Can enlightened creative artists create lyrics that will have a positive impact on those who are promoting violence, killing and misuse of women? Rappn Tate discusses his new DVD
"They Killed Hour Leaders" and his plans to turn the tide of the hip hop industry.