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Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Kelly Rowland, Killer Mike, and other artists are urging New York state lawmakers to back the #RapMusiconTrial bill. PEN America & literary orgs also shared an open letter expressing strong support for the bill: https://bit.ly/3GI9cSY. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jan/19/stars-including-jay-z-call-for-end-to-use-of-rap-lyrics-as-criminal-evidence
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