Jurors in the first degree murder trial of Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch partook in a listening session of sorts yesterday (May 9), when the prosecution played a selection of Boosie’s music, supposedly recorded just before and after the shooting murder of Terry Boyd in October of 2009.Here's the news story, for those of you who don't like reading on Fridays.
Baton Rouge’s The Advocate reported that the jury was played a selection of a song entitled “187,” in which Boosie raps, “Yo Marlo/He drive a Monte Carlo/That bitch gray, I want that nigga dead today.” The “Marlo” Boosie is allegedly referring to is Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding, who Boosie is accused of hiring to kill Boyd. According to computer forensics expert, Konstantinos Dimetrelos, Boosie recorded this verse less than an hour before the murder took place.
Dimitrelos also testified that on the night of the shooting, 15 outgoing phone calls were made from the cell phone of Boyd, between the hours of 11:22 p.m and 12:56 a.m and that the calls began in the vicinity of Boosie’s home, moved to the scene of the crime, and ended back at the Boosie residence.
Hatch’s attorney, Jason Williams, refuted the prosecution’s notion that these lyrics implicated Hatch, claiming that the mentioned rhymes were much earlier works and were being “resampled” at the time of the recording. Boosie’s additional counsel, Martin Regan, claimed the state prosecutor, Dana Cummings, is using Boosie’s music to slander his client and that the lyrical content of “187” is “not relevant” to the case at hand.
Here's the song where Boosie essentially snitches on himself, around the 2:20 mark.
Try not to laugh too hard at this ignant sh*t, because again, a man is actually dead as a result of this nonsense. Maybe this is the rare case where life actually imitates life.
Yep, "play it for the jury" indeed.
I used to be a pretty bit fan of Lil' Boosie's music (yes, really), and if I had a shred of remaining sympathy for him, I might argue that rap lyrics are indeed "art" and shouldn't be taken seriously enough to be considered evidence in a freakin' murder case. Then again, this idiot did use real names of real people involved in a real murder, so there's no sense in blurring the lines. All the lines, of course, point to this Negro being guilty.
Question: Should rap lyrics be permissible as evidence in a court of law? What makes rap lyrics any different than, say, journal entries?!? Is Lil' Boosie the dumbest motherlover you've ever heard of?
Lil Boosie murder trial: Did his lyrics show an intent to kill? [LATimes]
 How is he still getting that "Lil' Boosie fade" in jail?!?