Time to face the music: Using rap lyrics and videos in the prosecution of gang crimes
Journal of Gang Research
Rap music has become commonplace in almost every facet of American culture. While grossing significant revenue and becoming a staple for music listeners across the country, rap music lyrics and videos can also be powerful evidence in the prosecution of gang crime. This article provides a brief history of rap music in the United States and then reviews a sampling of cases that have addressed the use and admissibility of rap lyrics and videos in evidence against criminal defendants.
Shostak, Grant and Grimm, Myah I., "Time to face the music: Using rap lyrics and videos in the prosecution of gang crimes" (2022). Faculty Scholarship. 441.