Many issues lie cooncering todays music. Parents complane about song lyrics and the message the song sends out to the youngsters of Americas society. Parents try to stop rappers like Eminem, Jay-z, and Ja Rule from curropting the minds of children. They say its gives them (children) ideas about drugs and crimes being that they are seeing there idols on tv rap about it. But on question i ask myself is are the parents right or are the rappers rapping the truth. I believe that it is the parents responsability to look after their children to guide them and to stay on top of what they are doing no matter what. Rappers like Eminem have stated this. In Eminems song "i am" he says "they blame it on Marylin and the heroin, but where were the parents". I belive he is correct in everyway. I belive that the parents are getting upset due to the fact that because they are not doing there job which is raising kids the tv is doing it for them.
Other rappers such as the former Tupac Shakur always spoke the harsh truth about life and the future. Because of this parents became alarmed that their children would grow up to deal drugs and perform illegal operations, just because a rapper finally expressed how hard life is. If a parent does not want their children to listen to rap music then they should watch them and take responsibility for them instead of blaming it on someone else. Mabye just mabye when the parents start to do that all the shoot outs in school will stop and the truth wont have to come out.