Jay-Z’s 99 Problems, Verse 2: A Close Reading with Fourth Amendment Guidance for Cops and Perps
20 Pages Posted: 13 Aug 2012
Date Written: August 13, 2012
This is a line-by line analysis of the second verse of “99 Problems,” by Jay-Z, from the perspective of a criminal procedure professor. It’s intended as a resource for law students and teachers, and for anyone who’s interested in what pop culture gets right about criminal justice, and what it gets wrong.
Keywords: criminal procedure, pop culture, fourth amendment, traffic stops
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