Rap Music Used In Court Diversion Program

Rap and hip-hop have a mixed reputation: misogyny and violence have long been a part of the genre, but the music has also given a voice to underprivileged Americans since the late 1970s. Recently, it’s helped some kids in the Upper Valley come to terms with difficulties in their lives. Music contributor Matt Bushlow has this story of how rap music is being used in a new court diversion program for at-risk youth.