Gangsta rap has faced much conflict since its emergence economically, politically, and socially. When exploring the roots of hip-hop and gaining a true understanding of the emotional and artistic qualities rappers put into their music, it become apparent that gangsta rap is not entirely what the media claims it to be. Rappers are spreading the message that poverty still exists in their communities and violence and misogyny go along with it. Politicians and political activists are trying to silence their voices to America and invading their rights to free speech because of gangsta raps rebellion against the ideologies that this country holds highly. There is an underlying issue concerning the conflict around gangsta rap which is which can be claimed racist. Politicians and public figures don’t want these low class blacks interfering with their objectives and are trying to silence their voices in order to accomplish their political and social goals more soundly and with less opposition. Instead of learning of the struggles many blacks face in their low income neighborhoods and helping to solve the problem, there have been many outbursts from interest groups and political parties to keep their message of oppression unaccounted to the public. Thankfully, gangsta rap has prevailed because of the realization that censoring the music is a violation of free speech and also because of how divergence and rebellion sell in the United States. Gangsta rap still remains on top 10 billboard charts and is a common genre to find on any youth’s iPod to this date.