In the past I mistakenly believe Congresswoman Maxine Water’s during the mid 90’s was an advocate “against” rap music exploitative and derogatory lyrics which the past two decades have label “Gangsta Rap.” Today after researching more into the subject, I found I was wrong rather Congresswoman Maxine Waters came to the “defense” of the Rap Music industry. Aligning herself and political status with Russel Simon crusade denouncing legal attempts to censor the rap music industry, see link…http://articles.latimes.com/1994-02-15/entertainment/ca-23195_1_maxine-waters
Let it be known I stand corrected. Congresswoman Maxine Waters did in fact lend her powerful political position before to support Gangsta Rap artist, 1st Amendment Rights.
Regardless if rap artist lyrics subtle and indirect intent was to trigger self-destructive thinking in the minds of its listeners and fan base. Rep. Maxine Waters did not care about the coming future generation of youth socially exposed to uncensored degenerative lyrics backed by musical beats and rhythms.
Possibly Waters did not know or realize; There is a major difference between Hip-Hop Musical Art and Rap Music. Hip-Hop art formatted into music posses regenerative lyrics. Rap music (period) posses degenerative lyrics. It’s that simple people. Congresswoman Waters got it wrong. Dead wrong!
True Hip-Hop art was not under attack! The Rap music industry promoting degenerative lyrics was and still remain under attacked and rightfully so. Particularly in the case of gangsta rap music which has proven it have powerful suggestive triggers that influences, subtlety directs and controls the minds of impressionable miss educated young Black American youth to pursue lives of criminality and social taboo professions (Viewed deplorable by moral conscience standards.) as means to have luxuries and the basic needs of daily living.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters how do you feel now decades later after lending your political power and influence to the early beginnings of the Gangsta Rap Industry?
Even a high-ranking member of the KKK, the arch-enemy of the Black American struggle Klansman David Duke, sees the ill-fated reward on the Black community for supporting the Rap music industry, see link http://www.brothersonsports.com/david-duke-says-gangsta-rap-promotes-black-criminality-thuggery-drugs-and-abuse-of-women/