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How rap music has gone from condemning drug use to glorifying it

How rap music has gone from condemning drug use to glorifying it | Drugs in music & music videos | Scoop.it
The number of drug references in rap music has risen sixfold since the genre revolutionised pop music. Researchers who analysed the lyrics of hundreds of songs say rap has been transformed from one which warned against the dangers of drug abuse to one that routinely glorifies it. And because many of the references are coded, many parents are unaware what their children are listening to
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From 1979 - 1997, drugs referances in music increased 600 percent. This article also compares a popular song then compared to a popular song now and the quality of lyrics is chillingly different.  

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Glamorization Of Drugs In Rap Music Linked To Greater Risk Of Alcohol And Drug Use Among Adolescents

Glamorization Of Drugs In Rap Music Linked To Greater Risk Of Alcohol And Drug Use Among Adolescents | Drugs in music & music videos | Scoop.it
A new study finds that references to illegal drug use in rap music jumped sixfold in the two decades since 1979, the year Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" hit the charts and introduced to a...
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This article just proves that all this drug nonsense in music videos increases the chances of young people trying drugs. It makes kids think it is the "cool" thing to do when it is honestly the complete opposite of cool. Putting drugs in music videos is just as bad as going and handing the drugs to the kid and telling him to try it.

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The Holdup - The Drugs (Official Music Video) - YouTube

The Official Music Video: The Drugs by The Holdup Directed: David Dutton (Dutton Films)
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This is an example of a music video with lyrics about drugs, and clearly showing drugs in the video. This makes the music industry so much more corrupts than it needs to be.

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Content Analysis of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs in Popular Music

Content Analysis of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs in Popular Music | Drugs in music & music videos | Scoop.it
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This is about a study done on drugs in music, and it shows that 33% of popular songs in 2005 showed drug use and none showed professionals showing it was bad. 33% of the hits had drug use... That is so sad.

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10 Music Videos That Glamorize Drug Use [NSFW]

10 Music Videos That Glamorize Drug Use [NSFW] | Drugs in music & music videos | Scoop.it
Watching the video for "Synchronize," Discodeine's new collaboration with Jarvis Cocker, we couldn't help but be taken with its darkly beautiful, drug-laced imagery. And it occurred to us that, des...
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This article shows us 10 music videos that glamorize drug use. Music videos try to make drugs a "cool" thing and it just adds such a negative side to what could be great music. I think about what kids are open to in music because of this and it is sad. It's sad that people can't even listen to some of the worlds music because of something as stupid as drugs and people that think they are cool.

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