Art Imitating Life Or Life Imitating Art? (Discussion Board)

Oscar Wilde, a 19th century social critic wrote in his essay The Decay of Lying wrote “ Life imitates Art much more than Art imitates Life”. African American Urban youth have been often portrayed by the media as Hyper-aggressive, overly promiscuous, anti-authority menaces to society. Do you believe that youth behaviors are influenced by the music they listen to? Or is that the music our youth make describes their lives and the desperate conditions of their dilapidated communities? Please give examples for your stance.