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Slain rapper's lyrics used as shooter's defense in murder trial

May 21, 2010 3:00:00 AM - latimes.com
After a dispute in Atlanta, the suspect says he felt threatened in a random encounter in L.A. But prosecutors say the musician's glorifying of the gang lifestyle does not justify his shooting.

As an up-and-coming rapper, Dolla glorified the gang lifestyle, bragging about carrying a pistol and his ability to use it.