Many rappers rap about the money, girls, clothes, and cars. Their lyrics glamorize selling drugs but they always neglect to inform their fans the negative aspect to being a drug dealer.
“I got a bad bitch in my Chevy
Selling Miley Cyrus in my brand new Monte Carlo
I got that Justin Bieber please believe it
A quarter million hangin’ on my collar
A half a million in my duffle bag
Now I’m riding in my Cadillac” -Rick Ross
From these lyrics a child will easily believe that if they sell drugs, then they too can have a million dollars, and drive a luxury car. This is not the case, and many people think that rappers shouldn’t glamorize selling drugs because it is getting black kids caught up with the wrong image. Black kids see a reflection of themselves in these rappers, they are striving to be like Rick Ross. Yet Rick Ross doesn’t sell drugs and his wealth was acquired from his music. If rappers are going to promote selling drugs they need to promote that with the car, money, and girls; comes jail and death. The negative aspect of being a drug dealer is the epitome of hell. Knowing that they have such a large fan base, they should use their voice to promote positivity and if not, at least let the message be balanced. Their is already enough bad stigma associated with rappers and hip-hop music, why add more. It is killing our black kids.