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Q&A: Why are hip hop artists being convicted based on their music lyrics?

Posted on July 13 2018

Our understanding is that they can refer to such materials in a case however they actually cannot use it as hard evidence. However, such as most things in life, there are exceptions.

Lil Boosie went to jail despite there being no physical evidence of him actually committing the crime he was convicted of. The prosecutors claimed his violent lyrics reflected his reality & hence he did it. What a farce of an argument considering your favorite actor does the same damn thing when he shoots a weapon on TV.

On the flipside - there was another instance where some guy listened to ‘Mo Murda’ by Bone Thugs N Harmony before killing someone; the prosecutors used that very fact as evidence to lock him up.

At the end of it all, if they were to start arresting rappers who actually got busy on the streets then all we would be stuck listening to are the studio thugs.

Inauthentic hip-hop.

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