Break it downSong lyrics have been blamed for everything from teen suicide and school shootings to racism, sexism and immorality. Are they really that bad? Or, in the words of Jadakiss…is it only entertainment? Break it all down and decide for yourself. Take a look at our featured mainstream hip-hop selections, and check out some new songs created by young artists to challenge stereotypes and preconceptions—then, tell us what YOU think.
Do YOU love hip-hop? Have you written songs that empower self-expression and challenge negative stereotypes? Post and share your original creations and have others let you know what they think.
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