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Is Jay-Z's '99 Problems' Legally Accurate? A Law Professor Explains in Line-by-Line Reading

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Love the song, but we must debunk poor legal advice...wherever it may be found.

Briana, thank you for sharing this!!

Btw Quora also says the legal advice is fairly valid, depending on the state.

Now I need to watch it again...

I also found this cool alternate version.

So now I'm wondering What is "99 Problems" about?

Memorably deals with Fourth Amendment search-and-seizure issues, while touching briefly on the Fourteenth Amendment issues of racial inequality.

"Smugglers, repeat after me: you have to eat the bust, and fight it in court." That says it all.

I'm still not sure what "eat the bust" means.

This is no help:

"Eat the bust" means you have to accept the arrest with what grace you can muster, and then beat the rap in court. I see you haven't spent much time in the criminal justice system...

I haven't. But thanks to Jay-Z I am equipped if that ever happens to me,

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