“We must admit that the relationship between a certain type of pop music and violence is not an absolute novelty: however much the ‘noise’ of music has multiplied and also the space conquered in society and in the wider world of communication, there is no lack of encouragement to marginal, irregular, often even criminal behaviors, especially in his American ancestry of certain musical proposals “. This is what sociologist Mario Morcellini underlines, commenting to AdnKronos on the latest episode of a long list of representatives of trap music, which saw the trappers Jordan and Traffik as protagonists of a racist assault on a Nigerian on the outskirts of Milan. “There is a component of transgression, which even becomes the central point of the appointment with the public, especially the younger, less prepared and less mature one – observes the sociologist – Often, this transgression, which does not reject even racism or violence, appears just as the fundamental root of the economic fortune and success of certain music, as in the specific case of trap, for a sort of perverse political economy. A phrase from John Milton’s’ Paradise Lost ‘comes to mind:’ evil be you my good! ‘… “. For Morcellini,” in this society, the exaltation of evil is equally legitimate, a coin in full swing, compared to the very rare, marginal, timid when not mocked representation of positive values , to the point that ‘feel good’ has become almost an insult. In this very weak cultural climate, we are witnessing a radical and insatiable overestimation of rights, emphasized in the almost total absence of correspondents duties, as a political figure of the depth of Aldo Moro already complained “. (by Enzo Bonaiuto)
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