TITLE

Keeping Music Real

AUTHOR(S)
Holtzman, Abby
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
Teen Ink;Mar2008, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the world of popular music. According to the author, music evokes feelings and has the power to bring people together. She points out that pop and rap music has evolved into a shallow, image-obsessed industry that conforms to what the public wants to hear and see, thus, eliminating the focus on the actual music. She contends that rap videos can propagate false views of African-Americans. She questions teenagers' exclusive fascination with pop and rap music when there are other existing genres.
ACCESSION #
32008954

 

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