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  • All the way back in 1971, The Who made "Behind Blue Eyes", an ode to the hidden sorrows of the bad guys. Quite popular, it's been covered many times by many other bands such as Limp Bizkit.
  • Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar is a Trope Codifier.
  • Many so-called Gangster Rappers claim this, by explaining that their violence, criminal, and sexist lyrics reflect the reality of the urban street life - which they came from - not to glorify it. They claim the music was done as a cry for help, not to celebrate it. This may have been the cause originally, but certainly not now.

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