Controversial music in America.

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Donetta Taylor


Controversial music in America

Music is an international language. You cannot go anywhere without hear some form of music. Whether it is humming, singing, or something prerecorded. Yet it is fastly be recognized for the controversy it brings. Whether it contains sexual content or vulgar language, it is starting to be discussed more than common politics. With the changes in society happening so rapidly music has been able to keep up wit the pace. From classical instrumentals to bass pumping chorus, music has become more than entertainment. It has become a way of life.

Of all the music that has been created the two that stands out the most is Rock and Rap music. Their lyrics have been said to cause fights and enrage hate. Yet they also inspire and give hope. Rock was known as the devil's music. If you listened to it you were said to hold satanic rituals and worship the dead.

People were quick to make assumptions and had not listened to the music. If they had listened then they would have known that they did not worship the devil. Instead they talked about their life experiences and how they felt about things. For example a group called Twisted Sister they wore long hair& heavy make-up, and in their women's clothing told the kids to stand up and say" we're not gonna take it, no we ain't gonna take it we're not gonna take it anymore". Parents (as they often did) were in an outrage because these 5 men were telling their kids not to listen to them. The group was actually talking about how they we're not going to take being mistreated as a rock group anymore.

Another group that caused a ruckus was a group called Pearl Jam. They brought controversy...