Does hip hop, one of the prominent genres of music, damage people, especially the males? Scoop Makhathini, radio personality and YFM host, has just provoked a conversation by saying it does.
He made this assertion in a tweet, which reads in full: “HIP HOP HAS DAMAGED A LOT OF US MALES.HIP HOP’S IDEALS AND ITS PEOPLES’ REALITY ARE NOT THE SAME.THE DAMAGED MEN OF HIP HOP ARE NOW DAMAGING THE WOMEN WHO WILL IN TURN DAMAGE THE CHILDREN.HOWEVER,EVERYTHING MUST BURN SO WE CAN BUILD.MAY THE GODS 4GIVE US, MAY THE GODS BE WITH US.”
This claim has neither been confirmed by science nor by credible research. And many may take this assertion as referencing Scoop Makhathini, who admits smoking weed and taking mushrooms and never substances, and no one else.
His fans were split into two main camps: one camp agreeing with Scoop Makhathini, and the other disagreeing. Some took a middle ground, neither agreeing nor disagreeing.
Said a fan: “Hip-hop has damaged no one. Hip-hop merely reflects society, like any other art form. We love it because it connects with us, it connects with us because we relate to it, we relate to it because we live/lived it. The real culprits damaging us males seem to get away scot-free.”
Another did not agree, though, and countered: “This is so true, our perspective on relationships/equating thugging with being a real man, and not appreciating the guy who wakes up every day to do a regular 9 to 5 and taking care of his family.”
See some reactions below.
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