Common Says Rappers Reflect The Violence Of The Streets And Don’t Cause It

“To decide to take someone’s life, I don’t think they let a rap song determine that,” he said, adding that rap artists simply reflect the violence of the streets, and don’t cause it. At the same time, he said, fans of young rappers, whose music provides a window into a violent lifestyle, are “influenced by that energy and take it the wrong way.”
– Common

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Do you agree with what Common is saying or does Hip Hop influence some to be violent?