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2022-01-20 3:42:47 AM  
It doesn't actually make a lick of difference.
Unless the rappers are actually accused of doing it for reals.

Case in point.
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They weren't encouraging it. They're just expressing their closely held beliefs.
 
2022-01-20 3:45:13 AM  
I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
 
2022-01-20 5:34:26 AM  
Simpsons Key & Peele did it first.

Key & Peele - Rap Album Confessions
Youtube 14WE3A0PwVs
 
2022-01-20 5:45:29 AM  
Can't wait for the Trump album to drop
 
2022-01-20 5:45:46 AM  
Huh. Funny how a bunch of known criminals support making it easier to be a criminal
 
2022-01-20 6:00:30 AM  
Them rappers need more lyrical psychotic nuance like we had back in the day. They are like way, way, way too literal, man. Nobody even knew who Mr. Tambourine Man was!  We had to stab a coffee heiress and pregnant lady to death to get our fathers to pay attention to us!
 
2022-01-20 6:00:44 AM  
Yeah, um. No. If you are going to talk the talk you should be prepared to do the (perp) walk.
 
2022-01-20 6:06:45 AM  
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2022-01-20 6:25:37 AM  
So how many years Human League will get?
 
2022-01-20 6:40:46 AM  
Tekashi 6ix9ine

Did he get that name from typing with one hand on the wrong set of keys?
 
2022-01-20 6:48:10 AM  
It's a good thing Jimmy is dead already.

I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady
You know I caught her messin' 'round with another man
Huh, and that ain't too cool

Yes, I did, I shot her
You know I caught my old lady messin' 'round town
And I gave her the gun
I shot her
 
2022-01-20 6:49:15 AM  
In my defense, i was only trying to nick the deputy.
 
2022-01-20 6:51:31 AM  
"I like big butts" still admissible in court, however.
 
2022-01-20 6:56:19 AM  
Oathkeepers, Proud Boys, and other wingnuts create "sedition rapping."
 
2022-01-20 7:34:12 AM  
Sometimes I forget how white this site is.
 
2022-01-20 7:44:49 AM  

Redh8t: It doesn't actually make a lick of difference.
Unless the rappers are actually accused of doing it for reals.

Case in point.
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They weren't encouraging it. They're just expressing their closely held beliefs.


Still as true today as it ever was
 
2022-01-20 7:46:29 AM  

phishrace: It's a good thing Jimmy is dead already.

I'm goin' down to shoot my old...
HAMBURGER IN PARADISE!


Ftfy

Jimi fercrissakes
 
2022-01-20 7:53:59 AM  
Gangsta rap ain't got much on John Lee Hooker. If you ain't heard Bad Like Jesse James, you need ta. MFer is scary, and the way he sings it, I believe him.

JOHN LEE HOOKER - BAD LIKE JESSE JAMES
Youtube r_ZVrR6lD4s



Some of the best lines ever, including:

Now four is going down, ain't but three coming back.
Crying won't help ya none!
They gonna sink ya in the water, 'till the bubbles coming up.
 
2022-01-20 8:00:33 AM  

kyuzokai: Simpsons Key & Peele did it first.

[YouTube video: Key & Peele - Rap Album Confessions]


Hahahaha Jay Z is so funny!! The only thing stupider than recording your crime spree is releasing it as a music video. I honestly and truly believe Jay Z is doing this embarrassing public spectacle is to discourage modern kids from self snitching. Kids today have shared every detail of their lives only and just. Don't. Get it.  This video is NSFW.

Why I stopped engineering snitches
Youtube njJfbBAUmcY
 
2022-01-20 8:02:17 AM  
What's Tipper Gore up to these days?
 
2022-01-20 8:07:26 AM  

BafflerMeal: Sometimes I forget how white this site is.


R.L.Burnside - it's bad you know
Youtube QzC_rGX-XyM
 
2022-01-20 8:09:07 AM  
I mean, if your lyrics contain actual events of which you are guilty, maybe use your imagination a little.
 
2022-01-20 8:12:07 AM  

ChrisDe: What's Tipper Gore up to these days?


You can't call out farkers
 
2022-01-20 8:12:22 AM  

lifeslammer: Huh. Funny how a bunch of known criminals support making it easier to be a criminal


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2022-01-20 8:23:58 AM  
Knoxville Girl - The Louvin Brothers
Youtube KhMiKeSffns


I met a liitle girl in Knoxville, a town we all know well
And every Sunday evening, out in her home, I'd dwell
We went to take an evening walk about a mile from town
I picked a stick up off the ground and knocked that fair girl down
She fell down on her bended knees, for mercy she did cry
"Oh Willy dear, don't kill me here, I'm unprepared to die"
She never spoke another word, I only beat her more
Until the ground around me within her blood did flow
I took her by her golden curls and I drug her round and around
Throwing her into the river that flows through Knoxville town
Go down, go down, you Knoxville girl with the dark and rolling eyes
Go down, go down, you Knoxville girl, you can never be my bride
I started back to Knoxville, got there about midnight
My mother, she was worried and woke up in a fright
Saying "dear son, what have you done to bloody your clothes so?"
I told my anxious mother I was bleeding at my nose
I called for me a candle to light myself to bed
I called for me a handkerchief to bind my aching head
Rolled and tumbled the whole night through, as troubles was for me
Like flames of hell around my bed and in my eyes could see
They carried me down to Knoxville and put me in a cell
My friends all tried to get me out but none could go my bail
I'm here to waste my life away down in this dirty old jail
Because I murdered that Knoxville girl, the girl I loved so well
 
2022-01-20 8:24:13 AM  
phishrace:

Billy Roberts - Hey Joe (Original Version)
Youtube PziiNzFWZog
jimmy didn't write it or the music.

He just owned it.
 
2022-01-20 8:26:39 AM  
So that will make it harder to convict people like the Oxford school shooter and his parents because everyone will try to say whatever evidence they have to use as character evidence should be treated as art and protected.   The shooter drew pictures of classmates being murdered horribly before the shooting showing intent...no, that is art and means nothing.   The parents sharing photos of buying him a gun for Christmas and giving it to him early so he can take fun Mother and son shooting practice sessions just in time to shoot up a school, no that was photographic social art and should be protected.   What is next, journaling about committing crimes should be protected as it is literary art?   That confession i made where I said I did it was the start of an unfinished poem your honor so please remove it from evidence.   How about, if you sing about doing stupid shiat, don't do stupid shiat regardless of color.   If one of the Insane Clown Posse was arrested for killing a college student with a hatchet, you darn well better believe that half their songs should be used as anecdotal evidence to show violent disposition on the part of the suspect.  Just stop trying to use lyrics to incriminate artists who have nothing to do with the crime.   LEAVE JUDAS PRIEST ALONE!
 
2022-01-20 8:36:28 AM  
Hah, almost missed this:

'The vocalists, joined by Fat Joe, Yo Gotti, Robin Thicke and more,...'

So glad to see Robin Thicke come out in support of this --- we wouldn't want to cross any blurred lines now, would we?

/s
 
2022-01-20 8:40:43 AM  
So, who shot the deputy?

That's right:

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2022-01-20 8:44:55 AM  
I'd have to be pretty stupid to write a song about killing and then kill him the way I described in my song. I'd be announcing myself as the killer. I'm not stupid.

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2022-01-20 8:54:47 AM  
"I SUPPORT THIS IDEA"
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2022-01-20 8:56:18 AM  
CB4: Rapumentary
Youtube Ffjk2JqKnRc
nsfw
 
2022-01-20 8:57:05 AM  
Confession?

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2022-01-20 9:03:41 AM  
Hank Williams III - Cocaine Blues 1999
Youtube DFdcibHst48
 
2022-01-20 9:06:57 AM  
Knoxville Girl - The Louvin Brothers
Youtube KhMiKeSffns
 
JD [TotalFark] [OhFark]
2022-01-20 9:09:35 AM  
Singing about witchcraft is not the same as practicing witchcraft.....
 
2022-01-20 9:09:55 AM  
Supergrass - Caught By The Fuzz (Official HD Video - UK Version)
Youtube uJ-mpul94eo
 
2022-01-20 9:14:57 AM  
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (Official Video Remastered)
Youtube fJ9rUzIMcZQ
 
2022-01-20 9:17:26 AM  

JD: Singing about witchcraft is not the same as practicing witchcraft.....


Burzum nods approvingly
 
2022-01-20 9:19:11 AM  
One Toke Over The Line - Lawrence Welk - WTF! (1971)
Youtube t8tdmaEhMHE
 
2022-01-20 9:19:35 AM  
Waylon Jennings - Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got
Youtube k_ohONd6NkI
 
2022-01-20 9:21:03 AM  
JD:

Screaming Jay Hawkins - I Put a Spell on You (Audio)
Youtube 82cdnAUvsw8
 
2022-01-20 9:22:27 AM  
Sammy Hagar - I Can't Drive 55 (Official Video)
Youtube RvV3nn_de2k
 
2022-01-20 9:24:01 AM  

LewDux: JD: Singing about witchcraft is not the same as practicing witchcraft.....

Burzum nods approvingly


In related news "The press very successfully managed to ... convince(d) people that the persecuted dissident in question (in this case me) was a mad and dangerous .."
 
2022-01-20 9:24:15 AM  
Ganja Smuggling
Youtube Svekpf56P0c
 
2022-01-20 9:31:04 AM  
Jaywalk
Youtube 7XOeeaVwHIw


For my last argument your honour, I present to you the worst offender.
 
2022-01-20 9:34:39 AM  
Stanley Brothers: Pretty Polly
Youtube Tl62Bk2PzOo
 
2022-01-20 9:35:17 AM  
I feel like Danzig has SOMETHING TO SAYYYYY....about this.
 
2022-01-20 9:38:19 AM  
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2022-01-20 9:38:48 AM  
Although, let's not clutch our pearls and act like using lyrics as evidence hasn't been a tactic to almost exclusively take down African Americans. White people have been singing about sex with minors, drugs, and all kinds of shiat. I'm pretty sure Ted Nugent, Danzig, Motley Crue, etc., never had to defend their lyrics against anything harsher than a sticker on the album at Walmart.

And sure there are SOME outliers, but overall, this is a pretty racist tactic.
 
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