“The Race” Lyrics Used To Sentence Tay-K To 55 Years | Genius News

“The Race” Lyrics Used To Sentence Tay-K To 55 Years | Genius News


TIA: Texas rapper Tay-K has been sentenced
to a total of 55 years after being found guilty
of murder and three counts of aggravated robbery
stemming from a 2016 home invasion in Tarrant
County, Texas.
TIA: His sentencing comes a week after the
19-year-old pled guilty to two counts of aggravated
robbery but not guilty to capital murder,
stemming from the death of 21-year-old Ethan
Walker.
JURY: We the jury find the defendant, Taymor Travon McIntyre guilty of the offense of murder.
TIA: On July 19th, Tay-K was found not guilty
on a capital murder charge that carried a
mandatory prison sentence of 40 years, but
*was still found guilty* of murder and robbery
and sentenced on July 23rd.
TIA: Tay-K’s sentencing comes two years
after he first blew up in mid-2017 with his
track, “The Race.”
The song quickly went viral online, sparked
a number of remixes, peaked at #44 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart, and even went platinum.
TIA: The track was recorded after Tay-K cut
off his ankle monitor while under house arrest
pending his trial and ran from the cops.
And after he was caught, he released his project
‘Santana World.’
TIA: “The Race” remained popular after
Tay-K’s arrest, both as a catchy track and
as a meme.
The following year, he was still releasing
tracks like “After You,” and his BlocBoy
JB collaboration “Hard.”
TIA: But in the lead up to and duration of
his highly publicized trial, many fans wondered
just how his lyrics, which literally talked
about running from the law, might play out
in the courtroom. Since copies of ‘The Race’s’ lyrics were reportedly given to the jury.
ANDREA: It might be that the song is used
to show that, look he knew he’d been charged.
He was on house arrest.
He cut off his ankle monitor, fled the jurisdiction,
and look this song indicates he thought he
was guilty.
TIA: That’s Professor Andrea Dennis, a law
professor at the University of Georgia and
the author of a 2007 study on the use of hip-hop
lyrics in court cases.
TIA: Genius spoke to Professor Dennis back
in October 2018 about how a rapper’s lyrics
may come back to haunt them in the courtroom.
ANDREA: The song is about being on the run
after being charged with multiple crimes, and if
you look at the lyrics … a literal, simplistic
translation might suggest that he tried to
beat a case, but he didn’t, so he fled the
jurisdiction.
TIA: As it stands, Tay-K is still facing another
robbery charge and another murder charge for
his alleged involvement in two separate incidents
in 2017 while still on the run from police.
TIA: I’m Tia with Genius News bringing you
the meaning and the knowledge behind the music.

100 thoughts to ““The Race” Lyrics Used To Sentence Tay-K To 55 Years | Genius News”

  1. Instead of rapping about gang banging he can rap about getting gang banged.

    I dont get the hype anyway, he sucks.

  2. Tayk: * drops the soap *
    Big prisoner: bend down an get it
    Tayk: * turns aroumd *
    Big prisoner: oh shit tayk im sorry let me get it for you you can do what you please when i get the soap

  3. Rap snitches, telling all their business
    Sit in the court and be their own star witness
    Do you see the perpetrator? Yeah, I'm right here
    Fuck around, get the whole label sent up for years
    Rap snitches, telling all their business
    Sit in the court and be their own star witness
    Do you see the perpetrator? Yeah, I'm right here
    Fuck around, get the whole label sent up for years

  4. Holding him to you can try him as an adult okay. Guess that baby that shit itself should also be in question after the age of 18. There's no justice in that. To use a song in court is to also know music doesn't have to be lived it's an art and can be extremely inconsistent, exaggerated, and things can be wrote into a song to say what you feel the listeners want to hear.

  5. This is the shit black people celebrate, this is the shit thats the reason blacks suffer as a people. This shit is the reason other races dont like y'all, this shit should be universally denounced but some of yall are acting like being a useless criminal piece of shit is something to aspire to.

  6. aye who knows he gonna escape, go to mexico; and be like…

    EDIT: think of “The Race” beat with the lyrics⬇️

    “i did not beat the case but i did sure did beat the cops”
    “i ran outside the gate and i got the glocks and shot”😂😂😂 something Tay K would say

  7. Free tay k yall stupid af free melly y’all dumb dumb . Those lyrics catchy af how were they not mumbling or bopping to this in the court room

  8. U GOIN TO JAIL BOI. FRESH MEAT, YOU GON' BE SOMEBODY'S WIFE, ALL UP IN YOUR ASS. DROP THE SOAP AND YOU GON' BE DEPENDING ON HOPE

  9. Fuck the judge the mf a bitch and ima prove my point
    School shotter -probation oficer
    Fuck the law

  10. they need to sentence (every rapper to rot 👉🏼⚰️ 👍🏼)

    then that'll solve half of 🇺🇸s problem of ghetto thugs in brainwashing the naive 🤪 duh out there who worship em 🙄👎🏼

  11. Know what he did was horrible, but we've seen adults murder and get 20/25 yrs, 16 yr old gets 55 yrs for the same?

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