From news.bbc.co.uk: Mr Blunkett's comments on rap music would appear to echo earlier remarks by Labour colleague Kim Howells. The outspoken culture minister said: "For years I have been very worried about these hateful lyrics that these boasting macho idiot rappers come out with. "It is a big cultural problem. Lyrics don't kill people but they don't half enhance the fare we get from videos and films. It has created a culture where killing is almost a fashion accessory." http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/2632343.stm Interetsing stuff I think.. and a good point in all fairness. Is it really acceptable to sing/rap create music, which is essentially a form of entertainment, about murdering people? ...or is the music culture nothing to do with it and the problem is much deeper routed? Personally, I think it's like in Fight Club "we're relaising that we're not gonna be rock stars or movie stars and we're very very pissed off" ... i say that tongue in cheek, but there's probably a lot of truth to it.