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Michigan court reverses murder conviction, cites rap videos
The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously threw out a murder conviction Friday, saying YouTube rap videos spoiled the verdict by portraying the defendant as a “ruthless and menacing threat to the community.”
Jamal Bennett is serving a 32-year prison sentence for the fatal shooting of another man during a fight at a Grand Rapids party in 2013.
BEATSMASH - Eclipse
Céline Dion - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
I Wish I Never Met You - Oh Wonder
Pop: Uplifting Piano Instrumental
How To Turn A Gay Guy Straight
Own Me - bulow
Thriller - Underground Trip Hop Instrumental
La Vie En Rose (Matt Antony Remix) - Louis Armstrong
Lullaby (Extended Remix) - The Cure
Japan Ep. 38 - Sex Erotic Online
Golden Age 2: Big Boys
Turns Out Prince Was a Gay-Bashing Homophobe
“When asked about his perspective on social issues—gay marriage, abortion—Prince tapped his Bible and said, ‘God came to earth and saw people sticking it wherever and doing it with whatever, and he just cleared it all out. He was, like, ‘Enough.’”
Digital Music News
Misogyny in rap music
Mainstream hip hop music authenticates homophobia and sexism in order to celebrate images of violence. Rappers create explicit, violent lyrics against women to assert dominance over them and prove their authenticity as gangsters. Public speculation suggests that rappers fear being considered "soft" and "fake"; therefore, rappers associate themselves with hypermasculine self-portrayals and hostile representations of women. The willingness to socially oppress women becomes a way for hip hop/rap artists to assert their masculinity. Meanwhile, male artists battle constantly with W.E.B. Du Bois' idea of double consciousness.
"You ain't no better because you don't be fucking rappers
You only fuck with actors / You're still getting fucked backwards"
- Jay Z 11-Dec-2019