I know that hip-hop and rap lyrics can be inspiring and meaningful, however I feel like those types of songs are less frequently played. The songs that everyone ends up hearing are the songs about getting high, doing drugs, sex, violence, and misogynistic behavior. The other songs with lyrics that critique different things about society get little to no airtime. This ends up helping to add to the negative image that some people have of rap and hip-hop music. I feel like this needs to change. I feel like radio stations and other media should start playing more of the meaningful rap music in attempts to reach out to their listeners. After all can’t young children turn on a radio and listen to music? If inspiring lyrics were put on the air it could inspire the next generation.
Examples of inspiring hip-hop songs: