Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Glenn Beck: Rap music industry is enslaving our kids... (updated)

I watched this last night and thought it was worth posting. The video from FOXNEWSFANS is not good quality, but this is an important subject that doesn't get enough play... take a look: (update...better video here)

Sharpton is hate-mongering slime, but it sounds like he's at least trying to be on the right side of this issue. I don't trust him for second though.

Great job Glenn.

Update: Good news from todays Play of the Day from All Pro Dad...
According to the Associated Press, after 30 years of growing popularity, rap music is now struggling with an alarming sales decline and growing criticism from within about the culture's negative effect on society. Rap sales slid a whopping 21 % the past year, and for the first time in 12 years, no rap album was among the top 10 sellers of the year. A recent study by the Black Youth Project showed a majority of youth think rap has too many violent images. In a poll of black Americans by The Associated Press and AOL-Black Voices last year, 50% of respondents said hip-hop was a negative force in American society.

I don’t think all rap/hip-hop music is bad. But there are definitely some cancerous elements within it. The good news is that our society is now addressing it. And wouldn’t it be ironic that the violent strain in rap is headed for a slow death itself? Let’s hope so.
Click here for positive, uplifting music for your kids.

Update: Michelle Malkin chimes in with this great Vent:

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