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Specifically, it

calls for an end to the racially discriminatory practice of treating rap lyrics as confessions

Cole, Jack

Harlow, Jadakiss, Jay Electronica, Jeezy, Joey Bada$$, John Legend, KayCyy, Killer Mike, Lainey Wilson, Lil

, Takeoff, Tanna

Leone, Teddy Swims, Tee Grizzley, Theo Croker, Travis Scott, Ty Dolla $ign, WILLOW, YBN Nahmir,

Drafted and

published by Warner Music Group, the letter reads in part:

Experts have

found more than 500 cases involving rap as evidence in public records, and they note this

Legislators at

the state and federal level are already taking action

The #ProtectBlackArt

movement began earlier this year when Liles and Greenwald launched a change

If prosecutors

are unwilling to end this practice on their own, then laws need to be passed

On behalf

of WMG, I want to thank the extraordinary group of people across our industry and

Julie Greenwald,

Chairman & CEO of WMG’s Atlantic Music Group, said: “Throughout history, artists have created

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