Rapper Killer Mike Says The Criminalization Of Rap Music Is The ‘New Jim Crow'

April 2, 2015 8:49 PM

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When rapper’s rap, they do so because it’s a form of artistic expression -- but police and prosecutors have proven to have a skewed interpretation of their songs and their motives. Instead, rap songs are being introduced in courtrooms where their lyrics are scrutinized, dissected and used to further incriminate the artists behind them.

It is a tool that has been used almost exclusively against black men who, as we all know, are frequent producers of rap music.

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