Hip Hop is prosecution evidence
An out of court settlement
In hip hop many rappers claim to be drug dealers, or to take part in some illegal activity; thus their records might be plausibly entered into evidence at their own trial. MF DOOM makes a similar point in Rap Snitch Knishes, which Mos Def has cited as one of his favorite songs.
Mos may also be referring to the controversy over hip-hop’s “explicit” lyrics in the early 1990s, when 2 Live Crew was prosecuted for obscenity (in a case that eventually reached the Supreme Court) and activists like C. Delores Tucker sought to literally “criminalize” certain strands of hip-hop music.
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