Jay-Z’s “99 Problems” may be one of the classics to listen to, but don’t think you can glean legal advice from it. The rapper’s perspective on the law is way off in parts according to Caleb Mason, an Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.
Prof. Mason does a line-by-line analysis of the second verse of “99 Problems” from the perspective of the legal criminal procedure. It’s intention was to be a resource for law students and teachers. It’s a good and educational read for anyone interested in how pop culture and reality agree and disagree. Download the PDF and enjoy.