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What difference does it make?

In class we viewed a music video from an artist titled Gucci Gang. The video encompassed video vixens, expensive cards, and the rapper covered in jewels. After the music video finished playing, Dr. Johnson asked us why does it matter? Although we may see it as a trivial music video, there are younger generations, who see this as success. In our capitalist society there is an apparent misconception of how success is attained. As college students we understand that social status is not given through ownership of material items but the younger generations view this imagery and believe it. Throughout the history of African American culture, music has signified community and similar struggles. If the music is no longer telling the story of the African American, where is our sense of community? Without community everything shall perish in time.
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