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Lyrics On Trial: Mac Phipps (Pt 2)

Lyrics On Trial: Mac Phipps (Pt 2)

Update: 2020-10-155
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"A bullet in your brain." What right does the justice system have to decide whether a rapper's words are imagination or intent to kill? In this continuation of Mac Phipps' story, police pressure witnesses, while prosecutors use the artist's own lyrics to build a murder case against him. And Mac isn't the first: From a century-old folk tune to Ice-T's "Cop Killer," we examine the history of policing Black creativity to reveal a phenomenon that's become common practice in courtrooms — using lyrics as Exhibit A.
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Lyrics On Trial: Mac Phipps (Pt 2)

Lyrics On Trial: Mac Phipps (Pt 2)

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