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    Posted March 2, 2014 by
    Lithonia, Georgia

    Trap Beats Are Influencing Today's Childhood


    Today's rap music has lots of influence on the behavior of young teens.

    From Rick Ross, to Lil' Wayne, rap lyrics have a strong-hold on the minds of adolescent teens. The vulgar lyrics are widely repeated and praised throughout schools and community events with no regard to integrity.

    In this day and age, kids tend to apply what they hear in rap songs to real-life situations. Taking lyrics literally (which is not the intention of most artists) is exactly what kids do.

    Artists' rebuttals are always that it is for "entertainment" purposes only, but what they fail to realize is that young adults see do not see it that way. They see it as "real-life", and thus, aspire to become one with rap artists' ideologies that they portray.

    Something needs to happen in order the our children to be introduced to civil ways of thinking.

    Sound of this influencing type of music can be heard at These are merely instrumentals, as I would not want to site any vulgar songs, which would only perpetuate the movement.

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