Had to chime in on this one. I can tell you one thing, I've worked security at a bunch of major shows from country, gangster rap, to the most hardcore metal shows there are...ask anybody who works those shows and they will tell you that the hard rock and metal shows have the trashiest crowds. Everywhere you look someone is doing coke and you will be sure to find dirty needles in the bathrooms after the shows are over with.
Rap music doesnt influence people to join gangs or sell crack. That is an incredibly racist thing to say. The music is a reflection of the struggles of most african american communities. By your logic, does country music influence people to drive Ford F-150's and sleep with their cousins...no, but that's the livelihood of a lot of hillbillies (Im originally from WV, so I can say these kind of things), so artist know they have to cater to them.
On another note...I get blackballed because I don't like when posters are the first to comment on a post, but this guy seems to be getting a free pass after being a racist. Makes sense.
(BTW, to show you guys how much I really think about this board, I had already forgotten about yesterday before I made this post..either ban me for being an obnoxious troll or you can expect to see more posts like this when ever I feel this bothered about something)