Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Hip Hop and the Law

Hip Hop lyrics talk about many things except for law school --- until now that is!  

Listen to Drake's lyrics in How 'Bout Now and he mentions the BAR exam.  

Always felt like my vision been bigger than the bigger picture
Crazy how you gotta wait until it's dark out to see who really with ya
Crazy how even when it miss ya, sh*t'll come back around and get ya
Crazy like all my n***, crazy like all my n***
Remember I deleted all my other girls numbers out the phone for you?
Remember when you had to take the BAR exam, I drove in the snow for you
You probably don't remember half the shit a n*** did for you

There should be more hip hop lyrics that talk about other things like law school!

Another of Drake's songs: Started fro the Bottom has a kids version that exalts the
upward climb in school and getting A's-->

Had to keep it real when I was young 
Homework every night.  Report cards every month
I was tryin to get A's on my own 
Working all night, studied on the way home

And my teacher calling me like where u at
I give him the paper, he grades it on the back
I just think its funny how it goes
I used to read slow now im on the honor roll

Started from the bottom now we're here

Let's also mention that the most trusted latina attorney on TV, Dra. Ana Maria Polo, raps, sings and composed her theme song to her show Caso Cerrado!

Now if we can get more hip hoppers to become lawyers.... wait... don't laugh!  Daniel Muessig did just that.  Daniel Muessig came up as a freestyle rapper from the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, traveling the world under the pseudonym Dos Noun. Then he got a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, and went into criminal defense. 

He explains: 

I hit that quarter-life crisis where I decided wanted to do something more. It came down to my skill set: I’m never going to be a person who builds websites. I’m not going to be a doctor or scientist. But I’m good at improvisational argument, talking to people, reading, and writing. These are skills I got from rapping and freestyling, and stuff like that. And I’m good at running my own business—when I was on tour, I sold my own DVDs and my own T-shirts, all of that stuff. I realized that if I could pass the LSAT and pass the bar—which were not exactly givens, by the way—I could become a criminal defense attorney, work for myself, do what I’m good at, and use it to help people.

Read more here-> 

Have a promising career in hip hop?  
Then you need an entertainment lawyer!  
Don't sign that contract before calling an entertainment attorney!  


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