Using Rap Lyrics as Criminal Evidence
How law enforcement and prosecutors have used Tupac’s music and other hip-hop songs to convict and incarcerate men of color.
In this bonus episode of Slow Burn Season 3, host Joel Anderson and producer Christopher Johnson discuss the making of the second episode. Then we hear an interview with Andrea Dennis, a professor at the University of Georgia School of Law and co-author of Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics, and Guilt in America, about how law enforcement and courts use rap lyrics to convict and incarcerate men of color.
Production by Chau Tu, with production assistance by Merritt Jacob.