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Rap lyrics are being deemed admissible in court to convict criminal defendants. In this article, Malik Stewart considers the consequences of admitting rap lyrics to evidence to prove a defendant’s guilt, possible First Amendment violations, the efforts to prevent prosecutors from using rap lyrics as evidence, and the ways in which rap music is being targeted by prosecutors. The article also considers the emergence of Drill music and what to expect moving forward.
Rap Music, First Amendment
Constitutional Law | Evidence | Law
Stewart, Malik, "“Rap Music on Trial”: Examining the Consequences of Rap Lyrics Being Admissible at Trial" (2022). SLU Law Journal Online. 99.