Jan 15

Understanding modern China through comedic rap

Stand-up comedian Jesse Appell has made a name for himself in China, parodying pop songs with lyrics about China's macroeconomic woes. Paul Solman catches up with the Boston Fulbright student on the NewsHour Thursday. Watch Appell's music videos, in full,…

Jun 29

Rapper appeals verdict after lyrics used to sway jury

The case against Vonte Skinner hinged primarily on two eyewitnesses, though their stories had changed several times. Near the end of the trial, the prosecution introduced 13 pages of violent rap lyrics to demonstrate Skinner’s motive and intent to commit…

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