Thansk Staffan, I edited my post. Typing fast gets me in trouble. As for what you hear on the radio.....that DOES NOT encompass ALL
rap music. Get a clue. The radio is about 2% of rap music. And what you hear on the radio doesn't touch upon much of what you "described".
And you would know all about everything rap deals with growing up on the rough streets of Crapchester. I mainly listen to classic and new rock, by the way.
Besides, a lot of rappers dont even come out of the tough life they rap about in their songs. Many of them just come from middle-class households.
I wouldnt exactly say that rock even comes close to glorifying the lifestyle that rappers talk about. Seriously, why dont you listen closely to some of the lyrics in today's rap. Lets face it--Jay-Z, Silkk, and Snoop Dogg arent the same as rappers from the 80s and the early 90s, and they are not rapping on the same theme. Its all about being a gangsta and a playa--great fucking influence.
Speaking of sluggers, you are doing a great impression of El K Hernandez. Where I grew up has nothing to do with my impressions of the music. My open mind and all allows me to see things much more clearly. Listening to friends experiences and having seen the shit first hand anyway gives me a good idea of how life can be. And I know many rappers are "studio gangstas", but that doesn't mean the life they front isn't lived by someone else.
Oh, and you being the chief rocker, Rock glorifies all kinds of stuff. Drugs, using women, killing, it all depends on WHAT you are listening too. And the names of the 3 rappers you mentioned, as well as those on the radio DO
NOT represent what is going on as a whole in rap music. It is what people want to hear, and they are making their money. Whatever. I think that KIND of rap music sucks too, but it is only a percentage of what is out there. And don't give me that 'rap music' is a bad influence and such, because bad influences can be seen on movies, the nightly news, Prime time T.V., Rock music etc. Stop trying to blame one thing for a problem that encompasses society as a whole.