Rap Lyrics in Court

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More and more judges are allowing hip-hop lyrics into court proceedings to illustrate a defendant’s violent mindset. We don’t usually allow other kinds of art to be put on trial, so why is it okay with rap?

Credits

Guests:
Charis Kubrin - UC Irvine - @cekubrin, Jody Armour - USC - @NiggaTheory, Bobby Grace - Deputy District Attorney, LA County

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott