My brother wants to be a rapper. He wants fame, money, a carreer and the lifestyle. Why? That lifestyle is all he knows. He's possibly skitso, depressed, and had problems focusing. All he wants to do is live peacefully with his daughter, a 6 pack, and a blunt. Why do rappers only talk about these things? why are their issues never REAL issues? IMO they have problems. They couldn't function in society as a whole and represent others with as much of a deficiency as them. The experience of growing up 'In the hood' changes the inside of a person. It manipulates them into thinking that there's nothing that they could possibly do to life themselves higher then their current status. If you have family issues, how are you supposed to know that it's genuinely wrong to be promiscuous or do excessive drugs? The years that are most important to our development must be spent wisely, whatever is learned or whitnessed at ages 0-5 will be the direct blueprint for their personality and how they live their lives. If at age 3 little timmy sees his parents abusing alcohol and drugs and being promiscuous, dont be surprised if he has an alcohol problem twenty years later. The thought that you only have a few options (Basketball/Football player, Rapper, Prostitute, Teen Parent, Fast food worker, or Eye-candy) for a future is what holds these people back and keeps them in their current situation.
Basicly, my point is- Rappers and such are people too, they're not idols. In all actuality, they could have quite a few issues with their mental state. If not, perhaps they where raised that way. Does that mean you should refer to women as they do, and do things based on liking something they said? well that depends. Do you embody the term "Monkey see monkey do"?
[Just a thought...]