The explanation from a teens view why loud vulgar music appeals to so many kids today.
Waka Flocka Flame, a rap artist with a upfront and blunt, in you’re face style. Bursting into the music i$ndustry with his song “Oh Lets Do It”, his popularity in Southern Hip-Hop skyrocketed with later hits like “Hard in the Paint” and “Live by the Gun”.
His music appeals to the young crowd a lot more today than the people of an older generation because kids today don’t want happy lyrical masterpieces. They want the music that makes them look and feel tough, and as long as the demand for crude lyrical music is there, it will be supplied. With all the violence in school and on the streets kids today feel threatened by the world around them. So as a defensive mechanism they must put on this ego that they can and will be worse than the world around them, and to put up a front like that you must look or sound the part. That is where Flocka’s brutal and extremely obscene rhymes come into demand.
Flocka’s rhymes may seem primitive compared to lyrical masterpieces and vast vocabulary of Biggie Smalls from the northern rap scene, but his rhymes appeal to a crowd that don’t care about lyrical value. He appeals to a crowd that wants their music loud, fast, and vulgar as a front to put up a image that makes them intimidating. Some kids just need an outlet for the everyday stress they may face in their childhood growing up. The world today is much different than it was. There is a lot more divorce, domestic violence in homes, and bullying in school. Many teenagers turn to music to take the stress off their shoulders. Severe stress calls for some serious in-your-face music.