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How the Lyrics of Two Violent Rap Songs Could Redefine Your Online Free Speech Protections
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Anthony Elonis, a Pennsylvania man in the midst of losing his job and his wife, turned to Facebook to write violent rap lyrics under the pseudonym Tone Dougie. He was subsequently arrested in December 2010 after his estranged wife and law enforcement found his lyrics were threatening.
Ronald 'Ra Diggs' Herron Gets Life Sentence After Rap Lyrics Used As Evidence
By REUTERS, REUTERS
Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch in a statement Thursday said the life sentence would put an end to the "brutal, unrelenting
10 Essential Entrepreneurial Lessons From the Notorious B.I.G.'s 10 Crack Commandments
Founder & Marketing Strategist, Pressler Collaborative
Of the many great insights gleaned from rap lyrics, few are as applicable to startup success as The Notorious B.I.G.'s 10 Crack Commandments.
A Complete List Of People Who Asked Me To Define 'Turn Down For What' Over The Weekend
If you are still confused, you may listen to DJ Snake and Lil Jon rapping about turning down for what by heading here. You
Supreme Court Should Decide Whether Rap Lyrics Are Free Speech
Professor and Brechner Eminent Scholar in Mass Communication, ...
It's time for the Supreme Court to weigh in on the critical issue of how the combustible combination of rap music, social media and violent imagery are pushing the envelope of the First Amendment right to free speech.
If Rappers Were Copywriters
I'm selling dope, straight off the iPhone.
Are you saying that you're actually selling drugs using your iPhone? We ran it by Marketing and they love your energy, but insist the copy is way off brand.
These Hip-Hop Lyrics Will Teach You How To Run A Startup
'Rap Quotes' By Jay Shells Maps Out Lyrics With Guerrilla Street Signs
For the project "Rap Quotes," Jay Shells put his graphic design skills to use with a series of bright red signs emblazoned with lyrics from famous hip hop artists including Mos Def, Jay Z and Big Daddy Kane.
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'Rap Quotes' By Jay Shells Maps Out Lyrics With Guerrilla Street Sign Installation (VIDEO)
This is not the first time Shells has inserted his own work next to official signs, however. In September 2011, the artist
RAP: Rhythm and Poetry Lyrical Content
Hasan N. Khan
In this installment of my series on rap, will be examining the lyrical content: the metaphors, imagery, controversy, story-telling, etc. tells its own story about the genre.
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State of the Rap Union: Bizarre Rules
Editor-at-Large, Northwestern University
Rap is no longer relatable to normal life. If people can't relate to tracks on
Watch the Throne
beyond their danceability, it only makes sense that their attention will turn towards brash, un-groomed rappers.
Jay-Z Reminds Me of Republicans
The more people need things to be personal to them in order for them to do "the right thing" -- whatever that is -- the more skewed our world is.
Jay-Z Says He Might Still Call Women Bitches
Senior Columnist, The Huffington Post
I hope you understand that while the words attributed to you may have been fake, the response of countless fans to what they thought was your announcement was very, very real.
Jay-Z Says He Won't Call Us Bitches Anymore
Senior Columnist, The Huffington Post
Jay-Z is not the first man to realize he has been a misogynistic jerk only after he has a daughter. Scientists have found examples of others.
'It Was All A Dream'
Coeditor of 'The Anthology of Rap'
"The Anthology of Rap" is meant to complement, not to replace, the host of hip-hop lyrics and other materials available in print and online.
Jay-Z Book Cover Revealed
Featuring an image of Andy Warhol's "Rorschach" on the cover, the fully-illustrated book decodes 36 songs from Jay-Z's extensive
Rappers Explaining Sex: The Only Thing Worse Than Abstinence-Only Education
If you have questions about sex, look no further. Don't bother with diagrams and informational videos, just listen to these
The Most Ridiculous Rap Lyrics Of All Time
Master P, Hip-Hop Execs Testify Before Congress
What a difference a week makes. Last week, the purveyors of rap music cheered as new CDs from Kanye West and 50 Cent burst
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