107: Free Meek and ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?
Why is law enforcement so interested in bringing cases against a hip-hop star when he's alive...and not as interested in solving the case when he's dead? Eve Batey is back to talk about Amazon's Free Meek, which takes on the story of Meek Mill, punitive probation, an activist judge with opinions on remixes, and how "police contact" and the art of rhymes feed each other. But is Free Meek as good at telling Mill's true-crime story as Mill himself is?
In the Cold Case section, we dig into the ReMastered doc on the still-unsolved murder of Jam Master Jay, and we don't just have questions about why a seemingly straightforward case still hasn't gotten cracked. We're also wondering why the show takes so long to get to the murder; why crackpot theories even the interviewees don't seem to credit get so much airtime; and what it's going to take to get a podcast about David Seabrook's failed Plan Bs. Grab Nicki Minaj and come to our office: it's The Blotter Presents, Episode 107.
- Free Meek: https://www.amazon.com/Free-Meek-Official-Trailer/dp/B07QF4DXPH/ref=sr\_1\_1?keywords=free+meek&qid=1565117324&s=gateway&sr=8-1
- Paul Solataroff's coverage of this and other cases at Rolling Stone: https://www.rollingstone.com/author/paul-solotaroff/
- ReMastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?: https://www.netflix.com/watch/80191044
Special Guest: Eve Batey.