Although some scholars suggest that the roots of rap music are in the tribal instrumental chants dating back thousands of years, most agree that it did not fully emerge as a music genre until the 1970s. It was created in... More »

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Rap music often glorifies criminal and irresponsible behavior through negative images and messages. Such music sometimes has a significant negative impact on young, growing minds as evidenced by the number of incarcerate... More »

Although opinion as to whether rap music has a bad influence on children is broadly divided, many believe the genre's focus on street crime, violence and sexist portrayals of women to be negative overall. It has also bee... More »

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Although opinion as to whether rap music has a bad influence on children is broadly divided, many believe the genre's focus on street crime, violence and sexist portrayals of women to be negative overall. It has also bee... More »

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Popular rap music videos include "California Love," "My Name Is" and "All of the Lights." 2Pac released "California Love" in 1995, Eminem released "My Name Is" in 1999 and Kanye West released "All of the Lights" in 2010. More »

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Southern gospel music is a genre of music that originated in the Southeastern United States in the early part of the 20th century. It is intertwined with the Christian faith and its lyrics revolve around biblical teachin... More »

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Bluegrass gospel music is an existing genre of music. Musicians have performed this type of music since the early days of bluegrass. It is stylistically similar to country gospel but is performed with the high-pitched ha... More »