The Racist Roots Of Rap On Trial | Louder Than A Riot | NPR Music

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Mac the Camouflage Assassin. Boosie Badazz. Drakeo the Ruler. Mayhem Mal. Since the 1990s, police and prosecutors have used lyrics to build and try criminal cases against rap artists. It’s weak evidence and lazy prosecution that blurs the distinction between entertainment and criminal confession. And it’s only happening in hip-hop.
From the U.S. government’s policing of jazz and blues to rap lyrics on trial, NPR Music’s Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden trace Black music’s criminalized history and lay out the racist implications behind prosecuting hip-hop.
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Rhyme and punishment go hand in hand in America. Louder Than A Riot reveals the interconnected rise of hip-hop and mass incarceration. From Bobby Shmurda to Nipsey Hussle, each episode explores an artist's story to examine a different aspect of the criminal justice system that disproportionately impacts Black America. Hosted by NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Sidney Madden, this podcast is invested in power from all angles - the power the music industry wields over artists, the power of institutional forces that marginalize communities of color, the power of the prison industrial complex and the power dynamics deep-rooted in the rap game.
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  1. Craig Hooper
    Craig Hooper
    2 dagen geleden

    freedom of speech...

  2. Fugly Monk
    Fugly Monk
    3 dagen geleden

    why jay z never catch a case

  3. James Anderson
    James Anderson
    4 dagen geleden

    Dancehall music in Jamaica has come under attack the same way. It is the same dynamic.

  4. Known BLade
    Known BLade
    7 dagen geleden

    No one goes to jail because they are in a gang. Being a gang member is not illegal. Only illegal activity is illegal.

  5. T Monti
    T Monti
    22 dagen geleden

    This happens in Puerto Rico too with reggaeton artists. Just look up Free Tempo.

  6. Canal do Miau!
    Canal do Miau!
    Maand geleden

    This documentary is amazing, we had the same problems here in Brazil with Samba, because it came from 'favelas', and they created laws at the time, because it was a black music, we have a genre similar to rap called 'Baile Funk' also created in the same places as Samba, and people tend to say bad things about 'Baile Funk' lyrics but they usually don't see when 'Sertanejo' (which is similar to Country Music) has explicit language.

  7. Exister
    Exister
    Maand geleden

    You guys sure this isn't a case of rap snitch kniches?

  8. El Libre El mundo
    El Libre El mundo
    Maand geleden

    The racist lyrics have killed the genre. Get away from rap ASAP!

  9. zowster
    zowster
    Maand geleden

    AnD ItS oNlY hApPeNiNg In HiPhOp... Are you seriously going to defend gangster rappers?? There is a risk for prosecution if you brag about the criminal offences you've comitted in a MAINSTREAM musical genre. That ain't art. That is crime. And every criminal should be put to justice. Why would you defend anyone who promotes a violent lifestyle that is unhealthy for young influencable people?

    1. James Anderson
      James Anderson
      4 dagen geleden

      Tell that to the rock artists who had an " appetite for destruction " in the 1980s. Guns and Roses come to mind.

  10. Willyjaybob Indy
    Willyjaybob Indy
    Maand geleden

    This is a cleverly misleading title. Good job NPR. For a second I thought you were going to start to hold misogynistic and racist musicians accountable. You got me.

  11. Ronnie Lobello
    Ronnie Lobello
    Maand geleden

    Freedom of speech is under attack even beyond rap music

  12. dfgdfg
    dfgdfg
    Maand geleden

    Free speech only means the government isn't going to come and get you for it. This time they did and no one stormed anything. How's that boiling frog.

  13. David J
    David J
    Maand geleden

    I am confused. How can anyone complain about persecution for freedom of speech when so many have condemned, censored and banned trump or his supporters? I am not a supporter, i am simply a concerned American watching our freedoms get trampled on. Now we see Amazon banning books, we saw this last summer in Oregon and Washington of groups burning books. When you condone and push censorship and "Cancel Culture" against any group, you can expect it to come back for us all. And it's only going to get worse unless people start speaking out like you are doing here. We either stick together or fall divided. Malcolm X said it perfectly decades ago and he is who opened my eyes to the true evil of freedom for all.

  14. Douglas Davila
    Douglas Davila
    Maand geleden

    what's the name of the song? 3:23

  15. James Festini
    James Festini
    Maand geleden

    We need an alien invasion to fix racism.

  16. Robrok Swing
    Robrok Swing
    Maand geleden

    downvoters? prolly some prosecutors

  17. Relaxing Today
    Relaxing Today
    Maand geleden

    Really informative thank you 🙏

  18. D'Andre
    D'Andre
    Maand geleden

    The police in the UK are doing this to Drill artists, just can't let the kids be.

    1. dfgdfg
      dfgdfg
      Maand geleden

      First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Socialist Then they came for the trade unionists And I did not speak out Because I was not a trade unionist Then they came for the Jews And I did not speak out Because I was not a Jew Then they came for me And there was no one left To speak out for me

  19. Daniel Rosheuvel
    Daniel Rosheuvel
    Maand geleden

    Thank you for educating me my fellow brethren forever grateful for this message

  20. SLICKITY . SLICKEROO
    SLICKITY . SLICKEROO
    2 maanden geleden

    " Come here b**xh! Thro- Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh! "

  21. رهف الشكحة
    رهف الشكحة
    2 maanden geleden

    مقطع ء ىوءوضوثوقويمسنثتثمبكبكيممبوبووب

  22. Tech One
    Tech One
    2 maanden geleden

    Liberalism is racism.

  23. Willy Kayak
    Willy Kayak
    2 maanden geleden

    ...." the revolution will not be televised " , Gil Scott Heron.....more pertinent today than ever , down with the system. 😳

  24. Yo Mama
    Yo Mama
    2 maanden geleden

    Sorry for correcting you, but there are no Hip Hop aritsts per se, you mean Rappers. Thats very different....

  25. Reenald
    Reenald
    2 maanden geleden

    Great stuff, but make a separate channel to talk about this. Specially because you've got international audience.

  26. Joseph Wright
    Joseph Wright
    2 maanden geleden

    I mean really tho... we all know these wanna be gangstas claim they are killing and selling dope. There should be a fine line. Strange fruit ain’t Mask Off. 🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️🤦🏾‍♂️ rap is polluting our community. It is perpetually advancing a lifestyle.

    1. Joseph Wright
      Joseph Wright
      4 dagen geleden

      @James Anderson you can simplify this and say “blame it all” or you can respect that rap music has a problem. The frequencies and harmonics alone of the music alone is impulsive. Explain how it’s not?

    2. James Anderson
      James Anderson
      4 dagen geleden

      Hard drugs is polluting the community. Racist cops are polluting the community. But blame it all on rap. Typical Black middle class response.

  27. Sleepy_Sunny
    Sleepy_Sunny
    2 maanden geleden

    MF DOOM - Rapp snitch knishes. I mean most are doing for the clout which brings the wrong message other than the old rappers.

  28. Jeremiah Woods
    Jeremiah Woods
    2 maanden geleden

    What do you expect when you sell ya soul cut the melarky fam who cares this music has no soul anymore

  29. XTATIC ATTIC
    XTATIC ATTIC
    2 maanden geleden

    This podcast has been the best content on the internet lately. Thank you, so entertaining and informational.

  30. djvoid1
    djvoid1
    2 maanden geleden

    Any time you wanna arrest those million selling crime novelists guys... Your empire's burning

  31. Chris Dealny
    Chris Dealny
    2 maanden geleden

    Good put them all in jail. These rappers destroy morality for profit.

    1. Chris Dealny
      Chris Dealny
      2 maanden geleden

      @dump_on yoo You obviously can not. We need to stop this racism lie.

    2. Chris Dealny
      Chris Dealny
      2 maanden geleden

      @dump_on yoo corporation owners? Give one example.

    3. dump_on yoo
      dump_on yoo
      2 maanden geleden

      But the yt devil corporation owners don’t? 🤡

  32. Domingo Santiago
    Domingo Santiago
    2 maanden geleden

    They did it with Lil Kim brought up lyrics

  33. seksdeth
    seksdeth
    2 maanden geleden

    I hadn't heard of this before, and it's totally outrageous institutionalised racism! How can this be happening?

  34. MarvelWeiner
    MarvelWeiner
    2 maanden geleden

    Marilyn Manson anyone?

  35. Vibin' w/ Voorhees
    Vibin' w/ Voorhees
    2 maanden geleden

    yeah prob dont rap about being in a gang if u are in a gang. just a thought. saying artistic freedom is one thing. blatantly stating crimes u have commited and then getting caught omg who would have guessed

  36. DRETUBE9
    DRETUBE9
    2 maanden geleden

    No doubt. We got to get rid of VIOLENCE. $$, greed...get rid of it. Education? Societal changes? If it's needed, let's do it. By All Means Necessary ;) Work together, commit, educate the uneducated. It's not an easy solution. But this kind of racism, violence and oppression cannot continue. Let's start by agreeing on that.

  37. Charla Gotier
    Charla Gotier
    2 maanden geleden

    Lauren Hill... Wesley Snipes...etc Not just lyrics

    1. Sumayyah Shannon
      Sumayyah Shannon
      2 maanden geleden

      Lauryn*

  38. Thomas
    Thomas
    2 maanden geleden

    Would’ve been a better video if it was titled “Louder Than a Bomb”

  39. Evonne L
    Evonne L
    2 maanden geleden

    Every time I think Amerikka can’t get any worse.. I’m introduced to a new bottom. Jesus Christ this is wrong 🙆🏿‍♀️

    1. Alaina Arena
      Alaina Arena
      Maand geleden

      Very smart comment.

    2. dump_on yoo
      dump_on yoo
      2 maanden geleden

      Long passed time to go back home to Africa

  40. Makaveli Soldier
    Makaveli Soldier
    2 maanden geleden

    "Makin' money off of cuss words, writin' again. Learned how to think ahead, so I fight with my pen" - Tupac Shakur The powers that be should be thankful that these people found a way of expressing their pain & anger through ART rather than more violent means.

    1. James Anderson
      James Anderson
      4 dagen geleden

      I agree. But I don't think the powers that be cares much for the thoughts of Black and Brown hip hop artists.

  41. Actionless Loveless
    Actionless Loveless
    2 maanden geleden

    i'm quite sure in black (not this kind of black) metal they also put guys into jail for nothing back in the days of its past glory

  42. Ashley HW
    Ashley HW
    2 maanden geleden

    Fascinating.... 🤔

  43. wise 79
    wise 79
    2 maanden geleden

    The only reason I don’t care is because we always knew this and every time someone young reach out to someone older people are too prideful and don’t embrace the youth people gotta be desensitized for what?

  44. Oh Snap!!!
    Oh Snap!!!
    2 maanden geleden

    Your video paints all of the different convicted rappers as innocent people wrongly charged with crimes. Each case is different, and should be treated as such, not lumped into the same category of innocent. Did you contact the families of the slain? Are their voices important too? Ice Cube said that once you become a musician you're no longer a street gangsta, you're a musician/businessman. The rappers who get arrested, charged, and convicted are the ones who try to be both a musician/businessman and a street gangsta. As Danny Trejo said, when you are both, you will be killed on the street or put in prison.

  45. Sitting Room Door
    Sitting Room Door
    2 maanden geleden

    ahhaah...so woke they are cancelling themselves...this is hilarious!! Keep up the great work!!

  46. 2P4E
    2P4E
    2 maanden geleden

    Weird ambiguously phrased title

  47. Frank
    Frank
    2 maanden geleden

    It is wrong for the lyrics to be used in trial b/c of free speech. But it is also wrong for gangsta rap to glorify a criminal lifestyle that youth follow.

    1. Frank
      Frank
      2 maanden geleden

      @djhero0071 When there's no message to the music. Pac was involved in that life. Others like Beans and Bobby Shmurda were still actively involved and still made music. No charitable donations to communities will help stop violence if one is still an active participant. Or even worse, those in rap that haven't lived the lifestyle yet continue to rap about crimes they will never commit.

    2. djhero0071
      djhero0071
      2 maanden geleden

      Is it always glorifying though? Where do you draw the line between glorifying and storytelling your truth?

  48. Delling Conley
    Delling Conley
    2 maanden geleden

    It should only happen in hip hop. It cultivated a culture of drive bys, and was the impetus of the 1994 crime bill that ppl are rioting over. The rapes and murders are real. The stats are real.

  49. orbitaljunkie
    orbitaljunkie
    2 maanden geleden

    Bet nobody bat an eye when Johnny Cash "shot his woman down."

    1. stratboy Lc
      stratboy Lc
      15 dagen geleden

      I like Rap and I like Johnny Cash. When folks start talking about violent lyrics needing to be banned, I just ask what about a song where someone sings "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die". Usually shuts them up.

  50. G's Fun song
    G's Fun song
    2 maanden geleden

    A.B.D.

  51. Buzzyguitar
    Buzzyguitar
    2 maanden geleden

    America. Greatest country in the world.

    1. theyankeeracers
      theyankeeracers
      2 maanden geleden

      @Buzzyguitar Ah lol ok I thought you were being sarcastic. To be clear I don’t really know how one would determine “the best”, and if we’re looking at stats then America is far from it in a lot of ways. That having been said, I can’t think of another country as large or diverse as ours. Also people migrate here at a rate of 4 times more (!!!) than anywhere else in the world, so I’d say we’re doing something right.

    2. Buzzyguitar
      Buzzyguitar
      2 maanden geleden

      @theyankeeracers America is the greatest.

    3. theyankeeracers
      theyankeeracers
      2 maanden geleden

      So which would you say is the greatest?

  52. Samurai Western
    Samurai Western
    2 maanden geleden

    Oh yeah And GEN X IS THE HARDEST that GO

  53. DJ Temptations
    DJ Temptations
    2 maanden geleden

    This is a movie needs to be much longer

    1. Marvin Click
      Marvin Click
      2 maanden geleden

      There is a movie that deals with this situation and it's called The United States vs Billie Holiday on Hulu

  54. Raymond Lawson
    Raymond Lawson
    2 maanden geleden

    👏👊

  55. Dominique Popinski
    Dominique Popinski
    2 maanden geleden

    Disliked for trash pander logic

    1. Cáca Milis
      Cáca Milis
      2 maanden geleden

      Could you explain?

  56. LIVitUP
    LIVitUP
    2 maanden geleden

    If you look at even Miles Davis, the most famous player in his genre, cops beat him and arrested him in front of a venue with HIS NAME on the headline marquee

  57. Malik R
    Malik R
    2 maanden geleden

    Mac!

  58. TO Smooth
    TO Smooth
    2 maanden geleden

    Although gangsta rap may have started out as a commentary on the conditions of the ghetto, one cant deny that its glorification has further destroyed the lives of countless young black men. Growing up in broken homes and the lack of strong male role models has made many of the young men embrace the lifestyle and all of its ills.

    1. Tripp Vomit
      Tripp Vomit
      2 maanden geleden

      This such a corny out of touch conservarive take.

    2. Malachi Cronshey
      Malachi Cronshey
      2 maanden geleden

      @Cessna688 ...yes? But I didn't say stable family unit I said traditional. I just don't think men need men to show them how to be a man.

    3. TO Smooth
      TO Smooth
      2 maanden geleden

      @Malachi Cronshey For sure. You too. I think we need more honest, open dialog if we truly want to deal with the problems plaguing the black community. Right now the media and the powers that be are benefiting from keeping us misinformed and polarized.

    4. Cessna688
      Cessna688
      2 maanden geleden

      @Malachi Cronshey nothing about a stable family and strong male role model is outdated. You think men didn’t need Dads 2000 years ago?

    5. Malachi Cronshey
      Malachi Cronshey
      2 maanden geleden

      @TO Smooth well i appreciate the way you conducted this exchange it's an interesting topic. I don't have anything left to add so imma peace out

  59. Rob Vespa
    Rob Vespa
    2 maanden geleden

    Don't get started on the alleged "war on drugs" or the ludicrous topic of marijuana. Both terrible, awful, horrible, misguided, misrepresented, and mismanaged agendas. Agendas that, at their core, had little - or in the case of marijuana, nothing - to do with their promoted intent. it was about politics, money and power (and, of course, corruption). Both of these agendas have caused significantly more harm than good (and cost taxpayers billions).

  60. Ross Langdon
    Ross Langdon
    2 maanden geleden

    It's not the art form it's the content. I'm forced to listen to gangster rap all day every day and the music I'm forced to hear has no positive message. What happens to the mind if all you listen to is negativity?

    1. Malachi Cronshey
      Malachi Cronshey
      2 maanden geleden

      @Ross Langdon shut up. Just listen to something else if you can't stand it it's not hard

    2. Ross Langdon
      Ross Langdon
      2 maanden geleden

      @Malachi Cronshey and that right there is the problem! Rap music promotes victimism and if you think of yourself as a victim you've already lost in life.

    3. Malachi Cronshey
      Malachi Cronshey
      2 maanden geleden

      Oh yeah. You're the real victim.😐

    4. Chetali Harrell-Morris
      Chetali Harrell-Morris
      2 maanden geleden

      You're not forced to listen to anything shut up

  61. Rob Vespa
    Rob Vespa
    2 maanden geleden

    There are differences between discrimination and racism. Both are negative, but words are powerful. When presenting news, it's important not to present it via the OpEd format, which it seems the majority of "news" outlets do now (Fox being one of the worst, who, IMO, should have been shuttered long ago, alongside many jail terms - for inciting panic, intentional misinformation and many other charges). A lot of the words spoken here clearly aren't correct. While I understand what the speakers probably mean, it's important that people use them wisely, if possible.

    1. Rob Vespa
      Rob Vespa
      2 maanden geleden

      @Philipp Broock - One of my (what many consider) fallacies is often giving others the benefit of the doubt

    2. Philipp Broock
      Philipp Broock
      2 maanden geleden

      You are right, but you presume that words have been chosen by accident, but most of the time it's well-crafted preaching on both sides. Emotions are a powerful tool, which shouldn't be allowed in journalism.

  62. KingKongsFather
    KingKongsFather
    2 maanden geleden

    They never heard about Brotha Lynch Hung i guess :D

  63. Jonas Br
    Jonas Br
    2 maanden geleden

    Rappers getting incriminated for violent lyrics Death metal vocalists: *start sweating*

    1. James Anderson
      James Anderson
      4 dagen geleden

      @dfgdfg Exactly. And now they're coming for the Rappers.

    2. Dude, Smell my Helmet
      Dude, Smell my Helmet
      7 dagen geleden

      @Jonas Br Haha ok. It was.

    3. Jonas Br
      Jonas Br
      8 dagen geleden

      @Dude, Smell my Helmet i know. I just thought it was good joke. I guess it wasn't good enough

    4. Dude, Smell my Helmet
      Dude, Smell my Helmet
      16 dagen geleden

      Not at all the same situation.

    5. Jonas Br
      Jonas Br
      Maand geleden

      @Cotillion yeah, you’re definitely right. There was a scare in the 70e and 80s about metal and other violent media called “the satanic panic” and there even have been a few lawsuits such as Judas Priest being blamed for a suicide. That all passed once the “Explicit content” stamp for music got made, white Evangelicals found other things to be nosy about, and the media got bored of it. But yeah, of course it’s all Black people being sued ans convicted now despite so many other artists presenting violence in their art. Those lawsuits are very clearly racial profiling.

  64. Ben Cusack
    Ben Cusack
    2 maanden geleden

    Rap snitches, tellin all they business

    1. Ben Cusack
      Ben Cusack
      2 maanden geleden

      @Lifelong Clips thanks for the spelling Doom says 'Rap Knishes', but this line is from Fantastik! Thanks! I am semi-unfamilliar with Doom, my brother plays him a lot.

    2. Lifelong Clips
      Lifelong Clips
      2 maanden geleden

      I don't wanna be that guy but the lyric is 'rap snitches' tha song is called 'rap snitch knishes'

    3. Elan Jacobson
      Elan Jacobson
      2 maanden geleden

      Rip MF Doom

  65. Rob Vespa
    Rob Vespa
    2 maanden geleden

    A lot of rap music IS racist and does promote illegal activities and unethical behavior (drug use, violence, misogyny, et al). A lot of rap is indecent. A lot of other music is, too. Discrimination and hypocrisy are bad. Absolutes are clues. These issues aren't only happening in hip-hop. All rap isn't hip-hop. Rap's closest existing genre is spoken word and poetry. The credibility of very real issues presented in this video are undermined and lose credibility by the blatant "Michael Mooreing" manipulation. Not kosher. Very disappointing, NPR. I expect more.

    1. Rob Vespa
      Rob Vespa
      4 dagen geleden

      @James Anderson - Huh? Why would you write this? Did you even read what I wrote before responding? Think. What does what you wrote mean? Why did you write it? Instead of insulting someone, consider reflecting (or just consider) and write what you actually think on the topic and begin a discussion. If everyone would just think - and be good, be nice and have fun... the world would be so much better.

    2. James Anderson
      James Anderson
      4 dagen geleden

      Get a life Rob Vespa.

    3. dump_on yoo
      dump_on yoo
      2 maanden geleden

      Your life is disappointing

  66. Robert Deal
    Robert Deal
    2 maanden geleden

    Because these fools are the only ones dumb enough to commit crimes and then broadcast them. Dont act like they a clean. You all keep lying to yourselves Ps. Learn a skill set instead of rapping and commiting crimes

  67. Szejku
    Szejku
    2 maanden geleden

    so yall want to prove that all these rappers are not real lol

    1. Chetali Harrell-Morris
      Chetali Harrell-Morris
      2 maanden geleden

      Shut up

  68. tim o
    tim o
    2 maanden geleden

    Blacks need to stop incriminating themselves. I'll pray for y'all extreme left twits.

  69. mealtime 167
    mealtime 167
    2 maanden geleden

    Sounds like a class action law suit to me ... this a civil right /free speach issue .

    1. mealtime 167
      mealtime 167
      2 maanden geleden

      @SSteady Mobbin⁴ if it can used on blacks it can be used on whites .. so I think we could get some allies on this issue

    2. SSteady Mobbin⁴
      SSteady Mobbin⁴
      2 maanden geleden

      I could see the debate this would raise already...

  70. path etokost
    path etokost
    2 maanden geleden

    subtitles,please

  71. Clarence Bridges
    Clarence Bridges
    2 maanden geleden

    So let’s stop rapping with the toxic lyrics that hurt our community. I know, artistic integrity and freedom of speech, but I like consciousness

    1. James Anderson
      James Anderson
      4 dagen geleden

      Conscious hip hop artists were also targeted in the 1980s. Public Enemy and NWA were both regarded as trouble by the " powers that be ". It is clearly about silencing Black artists.

    2. Chloe Smith
      Chloe Smith
      2 maanden geleden

      criticising rap music is fine. incarcerating excessive black people for their art is not. the issue of this video is not whether the lyrics are to your taste or problematic, but whether they are substantial and fair evidence in the court.

    3. Malachi Cronshey
      Malachi Cronshey
      2 maanden geleden

      No i like that music

    4. Clarence Bridges
      Clarence Bridges
      2 maanden geleden

      I didn’t see how cops redo lyrics so sinister

    5. J. Chap
      J. Chap
      2 maanden geleden

      You missed the point if this video. They shouldn’t be able to use their lyrics to arrest them. The FBI targeted Billie holiday for singing about how they treated black people in the south. They love to silence us

  72. sam catalano
    sam catalano
    2 maanden geleden

    I grew up with metal/punk/hardcore as well as rap. Despite both subcultures using much of the same subject matters (anti-police/government), it's always been obvious which one gets more systemic mistreatment.

    1. K G
      K G
      Maand geleden

      @blue text on white background That doesn't mean the rappers are guilty.

    2. Latysha L.
      Latysha L.
      Maand geleden

      @blue text on white background No, but a lot of them are gunning down their parents and overdosing on drugs.

    3. blue text on white background
      blue text on white background
      2 maanden geleden

      metalheads aren't gunning each other down in the streets every day...

    4. E T
      E T
      2 maanden geleden

      @Jonas Br weakly so. paolo's right

    5. Gonzalo Ale
      Gonzalo Ale
      2 maanden geleden

      I would say PUNK, however it sold out long time ago (to hot topic)

  73. steppa money
    steppa money
    2 maanden geleden

    You built 5 million subs to come out with this rubbish. FOH

  74. BeyBeyKid Adeyemi
    BeyBeyKid Adeyemi
    2 maanden geleden

    Smh UNJUST

  75. Jury G
    Jury G
    2 maanden geleden

    Self snitching

  76. Malte S
    Malte S
    2 maanden geleden

    The empirical evidence that music genre affects the severity of the response could be easily explained with racism, or one does slightly more intellectual labor and might take into account that rap artists define and pride themselves on 'being real' and rapping about what they are experiencing, while country is inherently metaphorical and about story telling. Maybe worth considering additional factors than the cheap and way too broad conclusion of racism as the cause for societal skew one way or the other. One such factor might be the medias portrayal of African American violence and the governments war on drugs that has vested interest in making the general public believe the inherent dangers of black American culture. As researchers you fail to identify any more in-depth and definite factors than any first-time onlooker might. This is not a refutation of the existence of racial bias in the American justice system, just pointing out the lazy superficial thinking that is presented as some sort of scientific study.

    1. Rob Vespa
      Rob Vespa
      2 maanden geleden

      @Malte S - I've no idea how what you just wrote is connected to what I wrote. It doesn't.

    2. Malte S
      Malte S
      2 maanden geleden

      @Rob Vespa that doesn't mean people who recognize two different real world applications of two different genres and story-telling devices do so out of racism

    3. Rob Vespa
      Rob Vespa
      2 maanden geleden

      Many, if not most, artists aren't their music. Just like many celebrities aren't represented by their PR personas.

  77. R D
    R D
    2 maanden geleden

    The words you speak reflect your character. Rappers can’t sing violence, speak the n-word, and then demand respect from other communities. We can’t cry racism, then be racist ourselves. Blaming others for our problems is not the way out.

    1. Chloe Smith
      Chloe Smith
      2 maanden geleden

      first of all, black rappers have every right to say the n word and be treated with respect. and no, i don’t think it’s right to glorify that lifestyle, but it’s the lifestyle many people have been forced into due to systemic racism. for example, many black artists who clearly make a huge range of music that would not be called rap are forced into the box of “hip hop/rap” so they play up to it in order to be successful. also, it does reflect your character, but taken out of context it is hugely unjustified, just like it specified in the music video. prosecutors utilise people’s fear of black culture and music in order to win the case. the country vs rap study is the perfect example. stanley kubrick makes notoriously perverted and violent films, but it’s generally seen as one of the greatest and most respected film makers of all time. art is art, not a character witness, and it should not be put on trial without substantial evidence.

    2. Malachi Cronshey
      Malachi Cronshey
      2 maanden geleden

      Yes they can. Words are only words you are responsible for how they affect you not the other way around, and real racism does more than talk.

    3. Ty
      Ty
      2 maanden geleden

      We have one that can see...

  78. Raf
    Raf
    2 maanden geleden

    Prosecutors will take irrelevant statements out of context to make their case period.

  79. nah cur
    nah cur
    2 maanden geleden

    Timeline skips a crucial series of events in the jump from 1990 to 1995 starting with The Chronic. That was the record to crossover and bring gangster rap to the suburbs on top 40 station airwaves. Articles started appearing stoking fear about 12 year old white kids trying to emulate the imagery, at a time when the PMRC still had juice and after school special propaganda was heavy handed lip service like MTV’s Generation Under The Gun. Not long after came the 1994 crime bill.

    1. Sonojah
      Sonojah
      Maand geleden

      @Mao Tse-Tung My participation and initial response was to Nah Cur nor did I bring up the Clintons, another poster did.

    2. Mao Tse-Tung
      Mao Tse-Tung
      Maand geleden

      @Sonojah Ok and? Whats the point of bringing this up here? This problem goes far beyond the Clintons

    3. Sonojah
      Sonojah
      2 maanden geleden

      @djhero0071 He didn't denounce 💩💩💩 until after he became the Selectidential nominee. From the onset of his "campaign" upon given numerous opportunities to denounce it he REFUSED. In the words of a fellow Demoncrat Killary Clinton What difference does it make denouncing it now after the millions of lives it has destroyed in its wake anyway????

    4. djhero0071
      djhero0071
      2 maanden geleden

      That same person you’re speaking of has denounced the bill after the fact.

    5. Sonojah
      Sonojah
      2 maanden geleden

      @Bernice He signed it as President you're getting warmer though.

  80. A D
    A D
    2 maanden geleden

    Art cannot & should not ever be put on trial. Artist's work have been used against them by by authority that are threatened by artists using their voice as they have a right. America needs a reawakening in the arts in a less classical/traditional form, the content of rap lyrics or any art form should never be used in a court of law as proof for violent crimes, and anyone who would attempt to use the equivalent of bringing in a copy of Green Eggs & Ham into a courtroom to prove anything should have their credentials removed & be barred from regaining them.

  81. Alex Veliar
    Alex Veliar
    2 maanden geleden

    stop praising the criminal lifestyle in songs

  82. A h
    A h
    2 maanden geleden

    "one rule for another" wasn't just a sayin huh

  83. Inventor
    Inventor
    2 maanden geleden

    i once met in my barcelona the most racist person i've seen, his name is spike lee

    1. ross thane neverwas
      ross thane neverwas
      2 maanden geleden

      This right here is the exact type of things that are about to ignite a race war in this country... It's like the reporters disregard their own education and a lot of other information before writing this.. it's like they're crafting the news

  84. Ed Adams
    Ed Adams
    2 maanden geleden

    I see my white opinion isn’t welcome here!

    1. Cáca Milis
      Cáca Milis
      2 maanden geleden

      What do you mean?

  85. Geronimo Heavy Shadow
    Geronimo Heavy Shadow
    2 maanden geleden

    Terrible

  86. kin alBrien
    kin alBrien
    2 maanden geleden

    the trend described seems terrible, and one of a multitude of ways through which racial minorities are treated unfairly(ie racist) by the US justice system. i would be interested to know wether rap lyrics are also used against "white" rappers and if so to what degree when compared with those of a minority background.

    1. James Anderson
      James Anderson
      4 dagen geleden

      Eminem was often called out for outrageous rap lyrics but he was never imprisoned for them.

    2. The CunninLynguist
      The CunninLynguist
      2 maanden geleden

      the closest I can think of are Em's lyrics used against him when his mom sued him, but that was less the system and more her.

  87. Cotina Spann
    Cotina Spann
    2 maanden geleden

    Anyone that listens to this and says systemic racism doesn't exist is being purposely obtuse. We are treated as enemies within our own country. We must continue to question why.

    1. Fawkeyes
      Fawkeyes
      2 maanden geleden

      @Cotina Spann a lot of assumptions you throw around there.

    2. Malachi Cronshey
      Malachi Cronshey
      2 maanden geleden

      It really seems insane to me, but I guess it's been this way for since the formation of the U.S.. Up to us to be the frontline now and push the bar a little higher for the next generation

    3. Cotina Spann
      Cotina Spann
      2 maanden geleden

      @SYE M Sadly, I would agree to an extent. We internalized a lot of the propaganda that has been put out about our community. I hope we are getting to a point where we can love and value ourselves again.

    4. SYE M
      SYE M
      2 maanden geleden

      We treat ourselves as enemies

    5. Cotina Spann
      Cotina Spann
      2 maanden geleden

      @Fawkeyes Let me guess, you liked your own comment 🤦 Obviously you've never heard any alt-right music. Cause if your statement were true a lot of them would be on trial. Nice try but alas you came up short.

  88. MC 11 views
    MC 11 views
    2 maanden geleden

    I think you are missing the point you are making out like power structure do not know what they are doing. The (dim) stars are being paid to push this agenda, then the normal do it. The normal get facked the (the dim fake stephen) stars get paid. We are getting played. Mental exodus. 🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾. Sidebar who disliked this already, some fake account agents it has 6 dislikes already. Sell outs are everywhere. Bomba.

  89. rakont
    rakont
    2 maanden geleden

    they were all criminals idgaf.

    1. Malachi Cronshey
      Malachi Cronshey
      2 maanden geleden

      Won't feel that wat when they come to get you for participating in capitol riot😀👍

    2. Melody Safo
      Melody Safo
      2 maanden geleden

      Who asked you to comment here?

    3. Adrienne King
      Adrienne King
      2 maanden geleden

      @Jade Matthews Peasants! 😂

    4. Jade Matthews
      Jade Matthews
      2 maanden geleden

      @Adrienne King Exactly, ignorant peasants stay playing the contradictory game.

    5. Adrienne King
      Adrienne King
      2 maanden geleden

      You cared enough to comment.

  90. Jack rep
    Jack rep
    2 maanden geleden

    They dont just get convicted because of there lyrics they get convicted when they have substantial evidence stacked against them aswell. Majority of people convicted are guilty. There is clearly a race issue in the American police but there is also a issue in black culture tupac said it himself "im tryna show another way but your staying in the dope game" the song changes isnt just referring to the police its also referring to black culture.

    1. Marvin Click
      Marvin Click
      2 maanden geleden

      @Jack rep you keep trying to justify what you think is logic by trying interject some gang affiliation with why these young men were murdered but as I have shown none of these murders had anything to do with gangs. some were committed by gang members but they didn't do it because of or for their gang. Nipsey Hustle wasn't shot dead because he was proud to be a crip, but because he told the person who killed that he couldn't deal with until he dealt with the snitch jacket he was carrying around with him. I will continue to show you difference between what you are saying and what is the facts

    2. Marvin Click
      Marvin Click
      2 maanden geleden

      @Jack rep that's you're problem,,because I have done my research systematically and once again Tupac wasn't murdered because of gang affiliation but by someone (watch this now), with GANG AFFILIATIONS. you see the difference between the two? you did the same thing that commentators was talking about, you took one set of facts (someone with gang ties) murdered Tupac and you thought you made your point but you didn't. I don't care how hard you try you will never be able to prove that Tupac was murdered because of his imaginary(in you mind), gang affiliation.

    3. Jack rep
      Jack rep
      2 maanden geleden

      @Marvin Click nippsey hussle was a crip he said that load and proud he was part of a criminal gang. These are just some of the names of the top of my head, what do you think its all a coincidence that all these black rap artist are getting shot dead? You need to open your eyes my friend

    4. Jack rep
      Jack rep
      2 maanden geleden

      @Marvin Click 🤣🤣🤣 tupac attacked a gang memeber that night who supposedly stole some pyroo jules and then gets shot later that night so it was completely due to gang criminal violence please do some research next time buddy alright

    5. Marvin Click
      Marvin Click
      2 maanden geleden

      @Jack rep first you make a very judgmental point when you stated that the majority of those are guilty. you then make another post listing all of the rappers who were killed, Tupac, who was murdered not because of some gang affiliation but because he was involved in the beating of someone, Biggie, who was murdered not because of gang affiliation (lapd did that), Nipsey Hustle, was murdered because he called someone he knew as a snitch, Xxtentacion,was murdered while being rob. I don't know about Pop Smoke so I will not speak on him. your comments is a prime example of prosecution laziness that this video spoke about. try it again buddy or better yet stop ✋ because the hole you're in is deep enough now

  91. Charles Novais
    Charles Novais
    2 maanden geleden

    Charles Novais / São Paulo / Brasil

  92. The CunninLynguist
    The CunninLynguist
    2 maanden geleden

    It's insane/BS that it really only does happen in Hip-Hop.

  93. Rod Angles
    Rod Angles
    2 maanden geleden

    RIP MF DOOM THE GOAT, The truest artist ever. The realest B-Boy

  94. Deborah Whyte
    Deborah Whyte
    2 maanden geleden

    This is why I fear America the most. I worry if I'll last a whole day alive if I make a 'mistake'.

  95. Ethic Ethnic
    Ethic Ethnic
    2 maanden geleden

    Remeber what this nation did to Billie Holiday. Rip Queen!

    1. humanature
      humanature
      Maand geleden

      @benjamin jackson I am aware of that. Like I mentioned I am not oblivious because I live it everyday. What I was eluding too was that the world is a completely different word today than in the 1940's. And I use completely in the manner as good and bad but not perfect.

    2. benjamin jackson
      benjamin jackson
      Maand geleden

      @humanature a lot of those things are still quietly being used. If you look around, nothing as really changed. The same narratives and bigotry are still alive and kicking.

    3. humanature
      humanature
      2 maanden geleden

      Yeah but a lot of things were accepted as normal then that are unexpectable in today's society. Change has come but I agree things still are far from equal.

    4. Sushi Rs
      Sushi Rs
      2 maanden geleden

      @humanature you do know it was still the United States in the 40's right.

    5. brandon robinson
      brandon robinson
      2 maanden geleden

      @humanature yes , the NATION in the1940s.

  96. eternitydrums
    eternitydrums
    2 maanden geleden

    God bless everyone reading this and may he have mercy

    1. Malachi Cronshey
      Malachi Cronshey
      2 maanden geleden

      Fr man🙌🙌🙌

    2. stereomike111
      stereomike111
      2 maanden geleden

      build an embassy and the elohim will descend in a flying saucer to give their wisdom

  97. Sanfilippo Angelo
    Sanfilippo Angelo
    2 maanden geleden

    Too strong video

  98. I’m Legit Subbbing To Everyone Who Subbs To Me
    I’m Legit Subbbing To Everyone Who Subbs To Me
    2 maanden geleden

    I Pray anyone will That sees This is Successful in Life...

    1. Red Blooded Gun blazn Patriot
      Red Blooded Gun blazn Patriot
      2 maanden geleden

      Thank u! We need more LOTS more Kindness,Love & people like u. May u be blessed. In my humble opinion I think We ALL need to come together as Americans instead of letting the devil-media divide us. I LOVE ALL just as God does!! I don't think there's gonna be No race-skin color when we walk thru the pearly Gates in Heaven! ✌️

    2. Jill Cameron
      Jill Cameron
      2 maanden geleden

      And to you as well. Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness. Blessings🌸

    3. eternitydrums
      eternitydrums
      2 maanden geleden

      Thank you ☺️