What are some positive and negative aspects of rap music?

This week we turn our attention towards a more focused examination of African-American culture. In particular, we will investigate art, music, and the media. Not only will we examine the important historical events and milestones related to these aspects of African American culture; we will also explore how they are represented in modern American society. Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:1. Historically, music has been a force for social change, such as in the civil rights, anti-war, and labor movements. What role has African American music played in social change in the 20th Century?2. Rap music is a dominate force in African American music in the late 20th Century. What are some positive and negative aspects of rap music? Has rap’s role diminished as it has become mainstream?3. Does music bring people of different backgrounds together? Why or why not?