Tiny Doo could be facing jail for life because of his lyrics. He could be charged with attempted murder all because of his rap lyrics. This California rapper has not been individually linked to any shootings but nine since April are being investigated as we speak. Tiny Doo does not even have a criminal record!
The charges are based on a 14 year old law that is rarely used. The law states that, the charge “allows for the prosecution of gang members if they benefit from crimes committed by other gang members.” This is because Tiny Doo is being accused of benefiting from his sales because he was associated with a gang. The Deputy District Attorney Anthony Campagna states that Tiny Doo’s album, “No Safety” has a revolver and bullets on the cover. This means that they are not just going off of some silly lyrics.
Tiny Doo’s lawyer disagrees very much. He has told Gulf News that Tiny Doo has absolutely no criminal record and his lyrics never tell anyone to go out and commit a crime and none of his lyrics talk about these nine shootings. I’ve spoken with attorney Vijay Eswaran and he agrees that there should be a statute of limitations on this “incident”.
Well, the decision of whether Tiny Doo’s case will move forward or be dropped will be held on November 17th in the courtroom with a judge. This won’t be the first time that rappers would be convicted because of their lyrics so we will see whether Tiny Doo has enough evidence on his side to get out of this one.