I feel like hip hop culture is destroying our community. I love rap/hip hop music as much as the next person, but y'all have to admit, mainstream rap is incredibly toxic. It’s all about degrading/disrespecting women, violence, drugs, hyper masculinity, and teaching people especially black youth that being “gangsta” is cool. I know not all rap music is bad, and we have some conscious rappers today such as J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. However, most rappers are the Lil Uzi/Future/21 Savage types. Not only is their music trash (in my opinion), but it continues to convince people that all the things I mentioned above are okay because many black kids look up to them. Why can’t we have more positive rap songs like Keep Ya Head Up by Tupac? Why do they all have to have the same tiring themes? A lot of these young black men/boys think its okay to go around calling women “bitches” and “hoes” and acting a fool because their favorite rappers do it and preach about it. I’m so tired of it.