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The Resource Rap on trial : race, lyrics, and guilt in America, Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis ; with a foreword by Killer Mike

Rap on trial : race, lyrics, and guilt in America, Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis ; with a foreword by Killer Mike

Label
Rap on trial : race, lyrics, and guilt in America
Title
Rap on trial
Title remainder
race, lyrics, and guilt in America
Statement of responsibility
Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis ; with a foreword by Killer Mike
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A groundbreaking exposé about the alarming use of rap lyrics as criminal evidence to convict and incarcerate young men of color"--
  • Should Johnny Cash have been charged with murder after he sang, "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die"? Few would seriously subscribe to this notion of justice. Yet in 2001, a rapper named Mac whose music had gained national recognition was convicted of manslaughter after the prosecutor quoted liberally from his album Shell Shocked. Mac was sentenced to thirty years in prison, where he remains. And his case is just one of many nationwide. Over the last three decades, as rap became increasingly popular, prosecutors saw an opportunity: they could present the sometimes violent, crime-laden lyrics of amateur rappers as confessions to crimes, threats of violence, or revelations of criminal motive--and judges and juries would go along with it. They've reopened cold cases, alleged gang affiliation, and secured convictions by presenting the lyrics and videos of rappers as autobiography. Now, an alarming number of aspiring rappers are imprisoned. No other form of creative expression is treated this way in the courts. This book places this disturbing prosecutorial practice in the context of hip-hop history and exposes what's at stake. It's a gripping, timely exploration at the crossroads of contemporary hip-hop and mass incarceration. -- Publisher description
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10829633
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DLC
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1976-
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Nielson, Erik
Dewey number
345.73/0308996073
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4757
LC item number
.N54 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dennis, Andrea L.
  • Killer Mike
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True
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  • African Americans
  • Rap musicians
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Freedom of expression
  • Rap (Music)
  • LAW / Criminal Procedure
  • LAW / Discrimination
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • African Americans
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Freedom of expression
  • Rap (Music)
  • United States
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race, lyrics, and guilt in America
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Label
Rap on trial : race, lyrics, and guilt in America, Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis ; with a foreword by Killer Mike
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-194) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Hip Hop : From the margins to the mainstream -- Rap enters the courtroom -- Lyrics, stereotypes, and bias -- What about the First Amendment? -- Aggressive prosecutors and untrained experts -- Surveillance, suppression, and the rise of gang units
Control code
on1104047459
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781620973400
Lccn
2019035045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104047459
Label
Rap on trial : race, lyrics, and guilt in America, Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis ; with a foreword by Killer Mike
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hip Hop : From the margins to the mainstream -- Rap enters the courtroom -- Lyrics, stereotypes, and bias -- What about the First Amendment? -- Aggressive prosecutors and untrained experts -- Surveillance, suppression, and the rise of gang units
Control code
on1104047459
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 203 pages
Isbn
9781620973400
Lccn
2019035045
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104047459

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