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Saturday, March 09, 2019

Several famous rappers are urging the US Supreme Court to take up a case involving a Pittsburgh rapper and whether his song lyrics are protected under the First Amendment. In a legal brief filed Wednesday, rappers Killer Mike, Chance the Rapper, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, Fat Joe, and 21 Savage were among a group of artists and scholars who say Jamal Knox's rap song "--- the Police" is a "political statement ... that no reasonable person familiar with rap music would have interpreted as a true threat of violence."



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Violent lyrics are like violent movies.
1. Buy ticket.
2. Experience movie or music.
3. Tell yourself it's only a movie or song.
4. Go out for drinks and snacks.

#1 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-03-09 10:25 PM | Reply

"You know the score, pal. When you're not a cop, you're little people."

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-10 12:39 AM | Reply

I think rap / Hip-Hop are mostly nonsense, put forth by crotch-grabbing poseur clowns who are suckered into over-paying for cheap jewelry, ill-fitting clothes and mid-quality champagne. In my mind the only Rap group that ever mattered was the Last Poets. One reason I like their work is that it points out that African Americans are all talk--no action when it comes to self-determination, cultural purity self-respect. Don't believe me? Listen to "Wake Up -------" or "------- are Scared of Revolution" and then ask yourself: Who, among the prominent members of the African American community, is being described in these songs? Just about everybody, in my opinion...

#3 | Posted by catdog at 2019-03-10 05:52 PM | Reply

#3 - African Americans are Not all talk no action as long as The Last Poets are rapping. The Last Poets revealed origins of weakness within African American communities that make the wrong assumptions about how laid back anyone can become before revolution alarms go off by themselves. The result of their music also revealed that African Americans don't crumble when self-criticism is lyrical.

#2 - No choice, huh ?

#4 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-03-10 07:40 PM | Reply

Poor things.

They still believe.

#5 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-03-11 03:38 AM | Reply

This is protected speech under the 1st Amendment.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-03-11 10:05 AM | Reply

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