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Prosecuting Rap

New York State passes new bill limiting use of song lyrics as evidence in court

New York's state senate has passed a new bill limiting the use of song lyrics as evidence in court.


Lawmakers voted 38-23 in favor of...

The campaign responds to a rise in cases of rap lyrics used as evidence in criminal trials

Rappers including Jay-Z, Meek Mill and Big Sean among others are campaigning for a new law that would limit the use of rap lyrics as...

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of UK criminal trials using rap lyrics and music videos as evidence, a trend that disproportionately...

Rap music has long been subjected to heavy policing and censorship, and not just in the United States. In the UK, Form 696 was regarded...