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Old 02-21-2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default CNN Examines Hip-Hop's Impact On Society In Hour Long Special

CNN will examine the cultural value of Hip-Hop in an hour long special dubbed "Hip-Hop: Art or Poison?" tonight (Feb 21.)

Anchor Paula Zahn will host a discussion about Hip-Hop music and its impact on African-American society with Russell Simmons, Chuck D., Eve, and a panel of special guests.

The guests will examine whether Hip-Hop's lyrics go too far into sex, crime, and hate.

"Hip-Hop: Art or Poison?" is part of CNN's week long special, Uncovering America.

The series offers in-depth reporting on conflicts and controversies that effect minority groups, including African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian-Americans and gays.

Public Enemy's Chuck D. will discuss how Hip-Hop has strayed from its original roots and the impact that it's having on black youth, as well as the violence that is promoted in some of the music.

He also voices outrage at the predominately white record labels who continue to make money off of it.

The show will focus on Hip-Hop's effect on black culture and will be paralleled with those that say Hip-Hop is a true "reflection of life in the ghetto".

Paula Zahn Now airs tonight at 8p.m. (ET).
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:32 PM   #2
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Default Re: CNN Examines Hip-Hop's Impact On Society In Hour Long Special

My opinion is that "Hip Hop" has Hurt the inner city society more than it has helped it. I guess its because Rap Artist are always showing off their new found fame and fortune and the inner city tries its hardest to emulate what they cant have, sometimes even going as far as killing, selling drugs, and Prostitution. Sure Shyt was phucked up way b4 hip-hop was around, but did "NWA" actually accomplish anything with its "F*ck the Police" songs etc..?
Hip Hop was headed in the right direction with "Public Enemy" but somewhere down the line it all got Phucked up and now Hip-Hop = Pop Music, and it has not really lent nothing possitive to Society in general.
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