But the one I disagree with the most is the use of marijuana all over the music videos. I am not saying that smoking pot is good or bad (if people want to smoke it its up to them, although illegal, it's still their choice). But if an artist such as Drake or Kanye claims to have a mass audience appeal, how dare they include lyrics containing these drugs? I watched an interview from last year in which Drake claimed he wanted young kids to listen to his music: his hit song that year, "Up All Night" started like this: "Kush rolled, glass full, I prefer the better things". Does anyone else find something wrong with this? If he claims to want to appeal to young children, shouldn't he exclude things that are totally dangerous for young children to listen to or partake in?
Rappers need to start being better role models. They will sell more records and gain more popularity.
This article *, takes a different point. It says that people blame rappers to create a scapegoat for the problems in society, which is true to some extent. However, if a rapper wants to speak about drugs and sell his records to children, then there really is a problem.