After Hov decided to help the young Pittsburgh emcee with his recent legal troubles, other rappers stepped up to the plate to assist the young slang spitter.
Fat Joe, Meek Mill, 21 Savage, Yo Gotti and Chance The Rapper have decided to help Jamal Knox, the sixth-grade rapper from Pittsburgh, who was sentenced to two years in jail for his “Fuck The Police” song after police deemed it a threat to the safety of police officers.
The PA Supreme Court made the final decision in the juvenile’s appeal that Knox’s sentence was fair and that the First Amendment does not protect that type of music or speech.
This is when Hip Hop stepped in.
The group of rappers sent a document to the Supreme Court on Wednesday, who made the decision.
“A person unfamiliar with what today is the nation’s most dominant musical genre or one who hears music through the auditory lens of older genres such as jazz, country or symphony,” the document says, “may mistakenly interpret a rap song as a true threat of violence.”
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