In this Post, readers reacted to 12-year-old CJ Wallace Jr rapping over his dad, the late Notorious B.I.G’s song, “One More Chance”. Here are comments(in no particular order) from readers:
No wonder parents are raising future thugs. Please encourage your children to read and stop listening to b.s. If it’s not going to help our children get ahead, what’s the purpose? No wonder our black boys and girls are lagging behind everyone else. Yes, Nicole. Society’s way of thinking. I agree.I remember years ago when I went to see, “Set it Off.” You would’ve thought it was a Disney movie. SMH. I wonder how many kids went to see, “Akeelah and the Bee?” When I went to see that, 99.9% of the kids in attendance were white!~Teri
I guess it’s to each it’s own because I don’t see what’s wrong with it. Obviously Faith doesn’t have a problem with it so why should we? Doggone today’s society and their way of thinking. I have a 10 yr old son and I allow him to listen to this type of music. Obviously Faith doesn’t care what will be said about it cause she still allowed her son to rap along to HIS FATHER’S song~Nicole
I believe that as long as the black parents today are teaching their children right from wrong there is nothing wrong with him rapping over these lyrics. Because you allow your child to listen to these types of lyrics does not mean that they have no morals. A song can not raise a child… its up to the parents to do that. As long as faith is teaching him how to be a man, that’s all that matters~Bunny
Who cares if he’s rapping the explicit parts or not, he’s still ON the track, which implies that he’s heard all of it. It’s inappropriate and anyone justifying this needs to re-evaluate their morals and what they feel is appropriate for children~Tight2def
- It has been suggested that the lyrics in HEAVY METAL AND RAP promote aggression, bigotry, deviant sexual activity, suicide, violence, drug use, and homicide (Ballard & Dodson, 1999).(Source)
- Click Here for the lyrics to One More Chance Remix
- Music is not usually a danger for a teenager whose life is balanced and healthy. But if a teenager is persistently preoccupied with music that has seriously destructive themes, and there are changes in behavior such as isolation, depression, alcohol or other drug abuse, evaluation by a qualified mental health professional should be considered.(Source)
- An artist’s music is an art, an expression of themselves and what they have been through. Changing their music, changes their art that they created.(Source)
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