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Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Killer Mike & More Pushing To Ban Rap Lyrics Being Used in Court

FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York. The NFL and Jay-Z’s entertainment and sports representation company are teaming up for events and social activism. The league not only will use Jay-Z’s Roc Nation to consult on its entertainment presentations, including the Super Bowl halftime show, but will work with the rapper and entrepreneur’s company to “strengthen community through music and the NFL's Inspire Change initiative.” (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Killer Mike & More Pushing To Ban Rap Lyrics Being Used in Court Jay-Z, Meek Mill and more artists are putting their energy behind a proposed New York State law that would block lyrics from being used during trials. The bill aims to limit the admissibility of a defendant’s music as evidence shown during a criminal trial. A draft of the legislation states prosecutors would be required to provide, clear and convincing evidence that a defendant’s creative work is literal, rather than figurative or fictional. Do you think the bill will pass?



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