In the article, Jooyoung Lee talks about the negativity and social merits of 'Gangsta Rap'. Many people believe that gangsta rap has a negative affect towards children that listen to it. The belief that the lyrics are to ruthless for kids and introducing them to the ida that crime is okay. On the other hand, others argue that music like Fuck the Police by N.W.A. are informative. A song like so, allows people to understand the problems that are arising in pover-ish communities.
Fuck tha police
Comin straight from the underground
Young nigga got it bad 'cause I'm brown
And not the other color so police think
They have the authority to kill a minority
Fuck that shit, 'cause I ain't tha one
For a punk muthafucka with a badge and a gun
To be beatin on, and throwin in jail
We could go toe to toe in the middle of a cell
Fuckin with me 'cause I'm a teenager
With a little bit of gold and a pager
Searchin my car, lookin for the product
Thinkin every nigga is sellin narcotics - Ice Cube
These are the first lyrics recited by Ice Cube. As a kid, Kix was entertained by this. Yes, some of the lyrics should probably be censored for an 8 years old but the real message does have a greater meaning. Kix believed this was cool because the raw expression that Ice Cube and his conglomerate was introducing to the media was something that needed to be heard.
This is why Kix doesn't believe hip hop is cooler than him. Some artist today are using catchy beats and mediocre rhymes just to make a profit instead of using their power that they have. Hip hop was cool when it was controversial. A lot of artist that I myself listen too are going back to this older style of hip hop, bringing back the 'cool' that our society is missing.