Why Rappers Like Killer Mike and Meek Mill are Backing Up Jamal Knox’s Case



In recent years it’s become crystal clear that rappers and those related to the rap industry are no longer going to wait for the government to get a move on criminal justice reform. They’re taking it into their own hands. JAY Z and ROC Nation have been in the forefront lately for their work, including helping release Meek Mill from prison last year as well as more recently helping dismiss a case against an 11-year-old boy who was arrested for refusing to partake in the pledge of allegiance.

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48 thoughts on “Why Rappers Like Killer Mike and Meek Mill are Backing Up Jamal Knox’s Case

  1. Soooooo they are going to help the dude with 15 sandbags of heroine? And a stolen handgun?! Yet they are the biggest advocates for gun control when these are the people we have the 2nd amendment for??? Ooooookay

  2. First, Words are words, until words describe and detail actions whether potential or already acted. If art details actions, then the art becomes a manifesto. The art then should be used in a court of law as evidence.

    Second, Would these rappers, take it lightly if this young black man said the things he said about these officers, about them? Their family? Their kids?

  3. Violence is used as a release, in music, and in body, with it. Violence can be used in court, when it comes to being personally identified, in a song. When someone is too personal, in their lyrics, in a violent nature, it opens doors, to people who are violently natured, to act unreasonably, and innocence becomes void, in those situations. Makes small problems, amplify unreasonably.

  4. Where’s the line between personal narratives and rap personas? Regardless of genre, if someone wrote a song that nearly gave away the impression that they stalk me in order to plot my death am i to just say “oh those crazy kids!”?

  5. So this dude publicly threatened to stab a police office by name but jay z wants him to walk free… yea that makes sense. You can say anything you want but you can’t call the officer out by name and say you want to stab him. That’s not artistic poetry that’s called a direct threat. It’s crazy black people will say free so and so knowing they murdered someone or did a horrible crime it’s absolutely ridiculous. Black people are still saying free Tay k and he murdered or was involved in the murder of 2 people and you idiots want him to be free smh. I saw a meme a few years back that summed up black people perfectly, it was a picture of Michael Meyers and caption said “free my n** mike he ain’t do shit”. That’s so true unfortunately smh

  6. Um what the fuck, I’m all for freedom of artistic expression but this isn’t it. I love how they use Bob Marley as an example, like he was a peaceful reggae artist not a trap rapper??? Lmao this new generations idea of justice makes me laugh… like what’s next we’re just gonna give rappers passes for violent crimes too because they were “in character”.. Lol why don’t we just let guys identify as girls & compete in physical competitions like weight lifting while we’re at it.. Oh wait..

  7. I don’t think lyrics should be admissible in court, but I also don’t think Knox’s case should be brought to the Supreme Court. Threats have already been found not to be protected under free speech and he got pretty damn specific in his lyrics with the names and shifts part. Of all the referenced cases his seems the most likely to lose in the Supreme Court, which would set terrifying precedent for more abstract cases.

  8. But this nigga had heroin on his car. . . . HE HAD IT COMING. Forget about the drugs and money. Why do you have those dag dangerous, lethal & poisonous venomous narcotics in your vehicle? Either for yourself or for so someone else.

  9. Man, fuck all this #ADOS, #Tangibles2020, #Reparation2020 #NoBlackAgendNoVote , everything else is astroturf… All blacks aren't in jail these are non issues in the black community you niggro rappers aren't going to dissipate the energy from real black issues and you white supremacist aren't going to change the subject. Your liberal democrat slave masters aren't going to trot you happles niggros out and tell us what should be our agenda and you niggros ain't going to redirect the momentum. Fuck you traitor niggas. Reparations2020 for ADOS specifically or no vote… Period.

  10. Lyrics shouldnt be able to be used in court especially when rap is pretty much based o violent PERSONAS. I cant comment on what they were found with. But the lyric case is some bullshit

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