It seems that some leaders in the Rap game are coming together once again for a good cause. In many cases over the years, we have seen how when artist get locked up and prosecutors attempt to use the lyrics against them.
Jay Z, Meek Mill, Big Sean, Fat Joe, Kelly Rowland, Yo Gotti, Killer Mike are just a few of the artist that are working together to protect artists creativity. They’ve wrote a letter to make “Rap Bill On Trial” to New York Government to make this a state law.
Fat Joe told Rolling Stone, “Our lyrics are a creative form of self-expression and entertainment – just like any other genre. We want our words to be recognized as art rather than being weaponized to get convictions in court. I hope the governor and all the lawmakers in New York take our letter into consideration, protect our artistic rights and make the right decision to pass this bill.”
As of this Tuesday, the bill has passed the first step of legislation when it went through the Senate committee. Next it will go to the Senate floor.