Hip-Hop music is a target for criminal activity whether the Hip-Hop artists like it or not. In an article posted by The Huffington Post today titled: “How Police And Prosecutors Are Treating ‘Rapping While Black’ Like A Crime,” the writer focused on the ongoing debate about racial profiling in Hip-Hop music. Hip-Hop artists are often targets for police and prosecutors because of their lyrical content. Rapper Brandon Duncan also known as “Tiny Doo” was accused of contributing to gang activity because of the violent lyrics in his music. He is now facing life in prison under a new California law that is trying to stop gang activity in the state. Brandon Duncan is just one of many rappers who are racially profiled due to their music. Do you think that this is fair? Should there be a law instated to protect Hip-Hop artists from being unfairly targeted? Is this a violation of the Hip-Hop artists’ First Amendment rights as citizens of the United States? Read The Huffington Post article here and let us know your thoughts.
Do you think that Hip-Hop artists are targeted unfairly for criminal activity because of the lyrics in their music?