There was once a time in the United States when people had little fear. Neighborhoods were free of crime and hate. It was a time when words were spoken and trusted. AIDS was not an issue to worry about. The rap artist, Trick Daddy in his song, “Back in the days” approaches many issues in today’s world. These issues are crime, AIDS, and pacts among friends.
Over the years many things have changed between friends, like the pacts friends used to make. There used to be a time when pacts meant everything. People could trust their friend with any kind of problem they may have. Secrets were promises that friends would never break. “And when the heat is on and they can’t hang,” writes Trick Daddy, “they’ll give them yo name.” Trick Daddy is saying that back in the days people couldn’t pay a woman or man to snitch. We live in a society where friendships are not valued up to the highest degree anymore. A friend will tell secrets and break promises.
The point that Trick is trying to get across is that people do not care about anyone but themselves.Another issue that Trick Daddy addresses is crime. Although crime has been going on for years, statistics show crime rates has decreased over the years. In Georgia The statistics for the total crime is 100%, personal crime is 100%, murder is 100%, Assault is 94%, rape is 100%, Burglary 177%, Larceny 120%, motor vehicle theft 117%. For years crime have continue to haunt our nation. Crime in America is the cause of a large number of deaths. In most of Trick Daddy lyrics he talk about killings that are going on. I think it is very sad to know crime will always be an issue in our society.
“Back in the days, it wasn’t no AK’s,” Trick tells. Trick talks about AK’s because they are one of the most highly developed kind of firearms. The AK-47 is one type of the AK gun. This type was developed around 1974 and the shooting range is 1,350m. With the development of guns like AK-47 it is a dangerous weapon. ” And I’m thinkin bout when the time I was ten,” Trick Daddy says the worst thing I remember seeing was a boy get his head bashed in.
” This goes back with the development of guns like AK’s because Trick tells how people are getting their heads shot off instead of bashed in. Trick uses his lyrics to show people the changes that are occurring in the world today.Finally, the most important issue that Trick Daddy addresses is AIDS. Since the first case of Aids surfaced in 1981, the disease has rapidly spread, killing more than 400,000 people in the United States. This devastating epidemic has changed the lives of friends, families, and lovers.
Trick speaks on this issue as something that has caused great pain. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) weakens the natural defenses and makes the body vulnerable to deadly diseases and infections. It is the hardest disease to receive it is not spread by casual contact. You can get HIV through sexual intercourse, sharing needles, and Blood. “Yo need to be safe because the world is a deadly place” Trick Daddy is trying to warn us of the dangers in our world.
More than 688,000 Americans have been diagnosed with AIDS and about 400,000 have died. Recent statistics show that about 80% of all AIDS cases have been men.The virus weakens the immune system. By doing this it allows the infection to come in.
The virus attaches itself to and destroys white blood cells. HIV continues to deplete the T cells while your body becomes susceptible to an array of infections and different types of diseases. There is no cure for HIV diseases that’s why it’s extremely important to protect ourselves. Many steps can be taking towards living a healthy life.
Some of those steps are abstinence, and using condoms. Some other things you might want to consider are not having a large number of sexual partners, not to make casual contact with other people blood, get tested often if you are having sex, and never share needles. AIDS are a serious problem in our society. We should always be cautious of our surrounding because nothing can help us once you get AIDS. We must look forward to our future in order to do that we must take necessary actiBibliography: