Does music promote violence?

January 11, 2010 10:10pm CST
I think certain genres of music like gangster rap and heavy rock promote violence. I feel this is true because of the destructive and graphic nature in the lyrics/music videos of these two genres. Teenagers are highly influenced by music and I feel that by listening or watching these types of songs or videos, their lives can be negatively impacted. Depending on how mature or how developed one's brain is, violent music can strongly alter/change one's behaviour and make them aggressive or possibly dangerous. What are you thoughts?