Many young people of this generation between the ages of ten and twenty live for music. They have become infatuated with music as if nothing else matters. After reading Allan Bloom's essay “Music”, Venise Berry's, “Redeeming the Rap Music Experience”, and Barbara Dority's “The War on Rock and Rap Music", I was opened up to new ideas which previously had not occurred to me. When people are reading and listening to lyrics or going to
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are the substance of liberal education. (136)
Young people deserve to have the same education and not have it influenced by sex, drugs or violence which rock and rap music obviously perpetuate. Throughout the generations music has been an influence on teens. However Elvis, the Rolling Stones or even Jimmy Hendrx never promoted rape or murder. Music today does this! This is why we need to stop these negative influences our children are being exposed to.