Real talk if anyone is really from the slums and made it out they know that glorifying the hood is just plan dumb. I never understood how someone from the hood could have pride in the crime going on where they lived or live. Ive lost family and friends while living in america and brazil aint shit "cool" or "hard" about being from the hood B. Niggas need to stop listening to rap, brainwashing niggas foreal.
To blame rap single-handedly is rather silly though
Not for all but majority. You can name me 3 other factors that go into this thinking in the black community.
Lol why does it need to be 3?
I'm no expert but sometimes in situations in which something is lacking, a replacement needs to be found. Maybe people from ghetto areas who may have a lower number of things to have pride in use the glorification of violence in their neighbourhood to replace that void. By placing pride in their area they show the dominance of their area over other areas.
I think that could be a big factor but I might be wrong
I remember in London people used to love repping area codes, something so meaningless yet youths would rep it to the end, the attention your area gets when it's known to be bad can also be a factor. That immediate fear people get of ghetto areas seems to energise some youths from said areas
I think i'm wrong though and i do agree rap is a factor but i see it more as fuel not the fire itself.