Over the years Hip hop has been portrayed as violent music that encourages violence and disrespect against the law enforcements. Some believe that the reasons why some young people have turned so violent and aggressive is because of the ponderously influential lyrics that the hip hop artist deliver that they listen to. Others say that these are some of the reasons why there has been riots and such events that are as dangerous.
Some studies say that men tend to engage in an antagonistic and over powering behaviour. They are represented as independent, ambitious, unemotional and competent. Whereas women engage in significantly more explicit and sexual passive behaviour. Women are often represented as sexual advances or as sexual objects in many hip hop videos.