Can I Live By Nick Cannon: Song Analysis

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Finally, the last song analyzed is “Can I Live” by Nick Cannon produced in 2005. This popular Hip Hop and R&B song became a well-known anthem for the pro-life movement. The song depicts the story of Nick Cannon’s mother when she found out as a teenager she was pregnant with him. The song tells how his mother was seventeen when she became pregnant and was going to have an abortion but decided against it after hearing his heartbeat. One of many touching lyrics in the song state “I ain't passing no judgement, ain't making no decisions…I am just telling ya'll my story, I love life, I love my mother for giving me life, we all need to appreciate life. A strong woman that had to make a sacrifice…Thanks for listening” (Cannon, 2006). This R&B song was message about teenage pregnancy and deciding against others opinions to keep your baby, sacrifice, work hard, and survive despite your current obstacle.…show more content…
The NBC News article is entitled “Dirty song lyrics can prompt early teen sex”, and discusses how teens who said they listened to lots of music with degrading sexual messages were almost twice as likely to start having intercourse or other sexual activities within the following two years as were teens who listened to little or no sexually degrading music (NBC News, 2006). Science Daily article entitled “Sexual Lyrics in Popular Songs Linked to Early Sexual Experiences” discusses how researchers have found that teenagers who preferred popular songs with degrading sexual references were more likely to engage in intercourse or in pre-coital activities ( Elsevier Health Sciences,

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