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Unformatted text preview: Ashlee Chang Jennifer Gianunzio 11/15/10 English 100 Summary/Response "Offended? The Rap's on Me" Justin D. Ross Caucasian Democrat Ross, a frequent purchaser of the many black rap and hip-hop artists' music promoting drugs, sex, and violence believes this type of music should be boycotted. Though a huge fan and large supporter of this music, having downloaded online, bought the CDs, went to the concerts, and wearing artists' apparel, music is very powerful and influential, encouraging listeners to accept the lyrics as what is "natural" in society. When Ross's daughter asked Daddy permission to listen to his iPod, Ross had to shuffle through his list of songs for something more suitable for his three-year-old, and came across many inappropriate rap and hip- hop songs. Ross demonstrates black music's high potentials in the hip-hop and rap industry where lyrics exclude stereotypes and misogyny by naming successful artists who have accomplished this. The music degrades social groups and often uses offensive stereotypes. Not to accomplished this....
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