“Young people from poor backgrounds are now becoming categorised as troublemakers through the mere act of making a music video.”
Dr Joy White, University of Bedfordshire

“What’s getting really unnerving is the amount of time it appears both police and prosecutors are spending over rap lyrics and videos on social media rather than using that time to go and gather more convincing, more conventional forms of evidence.”
Professor Erik Nielson, Richmond University

Read press coverage and blogs as well as commentaries commissioned for this site on how police, prosecutors and the media engage with rap in legal cases and how these practices have been challenged.


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Franklyn Addo

Franklyn Addo

We should engage with rather than criminalise creative forms like UK Drill

Latoya Reisner

Latoya Reisner

Arrive like you mean it

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Dirty Cipher

Censoring live rap music