New Orleans rapper Lil Boosie is set to stand trial beginning on April 30th for a 2009 murder. New developments have emerged in the case, as presiding Judge Erwin has ordered an expert in rap music to provide testimony during the trial.
The expert will be brought in to clarify certain words and phrases in a Lil Boosie song which the prosecution requested recently.
The prosecution initially wanted to play one of Boosie's songs during the actual trial in its entirety, because they felt specific lyrics in a certain song provided possible hints and clues that would be pertinent to the matter at question.
In the lyrics, Boosie uses “187”, “mirk”, and “cake”, all of which they claim is slang for when discussing murder and money.
No telling if this will help or hurt Boosie's chances, Is it fair to use lyrics from music in a criminal case?
I always thought music fell into the artistic expression department, and wouldn't be admissible in court.