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Killer Mike Joins Lushlife On A Fiery, Funky Cut
Killer Mike Joins Lushlife On A Fiery, Funky Cut

Killer Mike Defends Hip-Hop's Right To The First Amendment In New Op-Ed

Killer Mike Joins Lushlife On A Fiery, Funky Cut

A few months back, Killer Mike joined Big Boi, Pharoahe Monch and T.I. in submitting an amicus brief on behalf of Taylor Bell; a former student who will soon go before the Supreme Court to defend his his First Amendment right to free speech following his suspension from a school for writing and recording a song that names two school coaches who had been accused of sexually harassing girls at their school.

Today, Mike returns with a thoughtful and insightful op-ed that charts hip-hop's use as a vehicle for challenging an establishment through fiery and contentious rhetoric that often names precisely who it is targeting. Citing work by Eminem, Jay Z and NaS, Mike pens a thorough case in defense of hip-hop, underscoring the fact that just because a rapper's words may be of a violent nature (common place in hip-hop) certainly doesn't mean that they have any intention of fulfilling those threats off the paper, which is precisely why the state of Mississippi removed Bell from his school without any sort of investigation, not even looking into the harassment charges brought against a member of their school's faculty. You can read Killer Mike's full op-ed by hitting the link below.

>>>Read Killer Mike's full op-ed (via CNN)