Victim's Delight

When hip-hop lyrics become police confessions.

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I've always wondered why and how rappers got away with bragging about illegal activity without any legal reprecussions. I always figured they were either lying,  there was nobody around to substantiate the claims in songs, or no one cared enough to investigate. Well, when one rapper spit the whole truth on his track, his lyric, "Chad Blue knows how I shoot," served as confession enough for police and a Georgia judge. Rico Todriguez Wright, 25, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after Chad Blue, 28, who was shot twice by Todriguez, played the song for police. The lessons from this one are neither keep your mouth shut nor shoot to kill. But rather, try leaving shooting people alone, period. And, I love hip hop, but most should leave the rapping alone too.

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