Gangsta rap glorifies criminality and violence, often against women. It is, needless to say, hugely influential.
I thought at the time that some appalling line had been crossed. If mainstream media and upper class department stores think gangsterism and prostitution are respectable and glamorous what do you expect young people to make of it?
In Manchester this week Miss Selfridge, which began as the young fashion section of Selfridges, was torched by the mob.