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A new bill that would prevent prosecutors from using rap lyrics as evidence in trials in New York has been introduced to that state's assembly. According to reports, the hope is that it gains approval from both chambers by June 8 to be signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul.


Congressmen Hank Johnson (GA) and Jamaal Bowman (NY) reintroduced the RAP Act bill to the House floor last week


Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is putting a focus on getting gangs off the street, using rap lyrics in her indictments.


Erik Nielson, who is a professor of Liberal Arts at the Virginia institution, shared in a new piece that courts are applying this tactic more often and could be viewed as misleading.


Lupe Fiasco caused an uproar at the top of the year when he said that Kendrick Lamar wasn’t a “top tier lyricist” in his view. The Chicago rapper is now walking back that initial jab, saying he’ll refrain from speaking on another rapper’s career in the future.

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Sprite is one of the Hip-Hop culture’s most earliest supporters so it’s only right that continue to carry on tradition with their product placement. For summer 2015, they’re honoring old and new school classic quotables with their “Obey Your Verse” Lyrical Collection. For the limited collection’s first edition, they’re lacing cans with the poetic justice […]

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When Eminem described himself as the “It’s the return of the ‘Oh wait, no way, your kidding/He didn’t just say what I think he did, did he?'” on “The Real Slim Shady,” the lead single from his sophomore album, The Marshall Mathers LP in 2000, he accurately summed up his career legacy as being Hip-Hop’s […]

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Eminem isn’t exactly a master of the Internet like he is on the microphone. Still, the Hip-Hop legend managed to find his way onto Genius to give his personal expertise on a select few of his classic records.

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You shouldn’t have been able to navigate through your daily rap news this week without being subjected the strong opinions that Big Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise is a damn, good album.

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Kendrick Lamar’s new song “The Blacker The Berry” has been sizzling on the Internet since its impromptu release yesterday, February 9.

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Jay Z is often the topic conversation for an array of reasons, but it was a line aimed at Drake on the “We Made It (Remix)” that most recently sent the Internets into a frenzy. If anything, the diss (if you want to call it that) was a reaffirmation that the Brooklyn native can aim […]

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Rick Ross has spoken his peace regarding his Trayvon Martin lyric on his new Mastermind LP, but the people have determined he needs more people and better publicists at Def Jam.