A Legal Analysis of Jay-Z's 99 Problems

Associate Professor of Law Caleb Mason lays down a (presumably) legally sound, highly readable analysis of just what was up with that cop pulling over Mr. H.O.V.A. in verse 2:

99 Problems is a song by Jay-Z. It’s a good song. It was a big hit in 2004. I’m writing about it now because it’s time we added it to the canon of criminal procedure pedagogy. In one compact, teachable verse (Verse 2), the song forces us to think about traffic stops, vehicle searches, drug smuggling, probable cause, and racial profiling, and it beautifully tees up my favorite pedagogical heuristic: life lessons for cops and robbers.

So good!

(via Reddit)