What does that me to you? To me it means that music has the power to control a persons mind and their behavior.
I have seen too many rappers literally work themselves to death trying to create this image to use as a niche to get them out of poverty that leaves them broke or either dead or in jail soon after they make it out.
This article is to try and paint a picture of what I call a Self-Fulling Prophecy. What is a Self-fulfilling Prophecy? A simple definition would be a process by which one’s expectations about another person eventually lead the other person to behave in ways that confirm these expectations.
Some say Self-fulfilling prophecies must involve at least two people. They say you cannot have a self-fulfilling prophecy with yourself. I disagree because I believe that we as a person has many personalities within ones self.
My intent is to show how a young person wanting to become a rapper can unconsciously think, write, record and act their way right in to prison or worse yet dead. Experiments have provided evidence that people are capable of committing evil acts under certain situational forces. “The expectations of others often become self-fulfilling prophecies,” wrote Phillip Zimbardo in The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil (p. 321) “We often become who other people think we are, in their eyes.”