Nobody should be sent to prison for violent rap lyrics. They are just lyrics, everyone has their own style of rapping, why is it that people that write murder books and poems are not being arrested, but rappers are? Nobody believes Johnny Cash really shot someone in Reno, if so why was he not put to trial? Police and other judicial powers believe that studying a rapper’s lyrics and videos is almost like giving a public confession, little do they know the whole story behind the “murder is just for entertainment. They are not arresting artists that are publicly advertising drug use in their videos and daily life.
The judicial system is always worried about the wrong thing, they believe everything tied to African-Americans is related to some sort of gang violence. They think by incarcerating every rapper that has and uses malicious/violent choice of words in their songs should automatically be tried and sent to prison, this is not going to stop people from rapping like this. This is absolute nonsense, when a caucasian man is rapping about shooting up buildings with ak-47s its ok, when an african-american says he walked down the street and shot up the block, poof they have a warrant for his arrest.
I do not mean to tie this down to racial discrimination, but that is how it is. I understand if they actually dug into the case to find out if whoever was murdered fits the description, but other than that it is ridiculous. Rappers only speak violently because thats what the youth likes to hear. I know for a fact 85 percent of people my age has a music library that is at least 50-90 percent violent lyrics. It is only for business purposes only, it is only to make money, why because they know that is what the kids like now these days. Throughout history, many writers have written about murders.
Shakespeare wrote about two lovers who were killed, he was not put to a trail for why he witnessed a murder or how does he know all this why? because everyone knew it was fiction. Even now there is a new artist Bobby Shmurda, he made a song “Hot N*gga where he even states “I have been selling crack since like the 5th grade I do not see him on the news for drug distribution. They want to examine rap lyrics but not everyones rap lyrics. It is only fair if it is done to all not some, because innocent people are being put into prison, wasting their lives.
These people are not even given short sentences, Vontae Skinner was given 30 years for an alleged murder due to his rap lyrics. This whole using rap lyrics in trail is stupid. Rap lyrics could easily be misinterpreted as you can see. Everyone and anyone has caught themselves writing a quick rap and putting : shooting, busting, beating, smoking, and drinking. What they need to do in New Jersey is put a self defense law in effect instead of wanting to listen to rap music for potential murderers. The judicial system really needs to reevaluate their priorities, this is really ridiculous, I really do not agree with this nonsense.