Can certain Hip-Hop artists be considered role models?
In the early 1980s, The Sugarhill Gang and early rap artists delivered messages about politics and failed economic conditions that urban America were faced with. Today it is very hard to compare those artisits to todays. Rappers today are constantly being criticized about their music, because of their lyrics and public behavior. These factors in particular have become the prime topics of controversy. Fans, recording labels and concerned parents, debate whether to consider hip-hop artist s as role models.