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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 across the US. Rap on Trial 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.
- Full Title: Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America 1st Edition
- Publisher: The New Press
- Copyright Year: 2019
- ISBN-13: 9781620973400
- Author: Erik Nielson
- Category: Social Science