Thursday, April 28, 2005

Today's Must-Read: Selling Vulgarity

Martha Bayles has an excellent piece in today's WSJ on the increasingly vulgar, violent, and misogynistic culture of today's rap. I remember when a group like Public Enemy could rule the hip-hop charts with clever, forward-looking rap that was challenging both musically and mentally. Those days seem to be long gone. You may say, "Why should I care?", and here's why: it's the Cosby and Thomas Sowell message again. Hip-hop style is increasingly influential on the young, and the lessons it's teaching right now are anything but good.

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