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1 Chloe Fisher November, 19, 2020 Legal250 Extra Credit Song Assignment Law takes place in our society in all kinds of ways, one implicit way being music. Whether we consciously realise this or not a substantial amount of music that our generation listens to involves the law. I will be writing about an exceptional artist. One of, if not the best in my opinion, J Cole. I will be analyzing his song “Kevin's Heart” . This song involves two themes of law including adultery and drug addiction. Although adultery may not be illegal in our society today it was illegal for many years, and still is in some states. Drug addiction can be criminal, and usually is an underlying effect that leads to criminality. This song is subtle in the way it mentions law, but once you break down the barriers it tells a story. “Kevin's Heart” tells the story of a man who is in a relationship with a woman of whom he talks highly of. He mentions on several occasions, as a song repeats the lyrics “She my number wont dont need nothing on the side” and “I love her I don't want to lose her” Although he talks about her in a respectful manner it soon becomes clear that he does not show her respect. Shining light on the imperfections of their relationship, regarding adultery. In the first verse he mentions temptations he's met with, making it clear how hard it really is for him to ignore. J Cole raps “I'm only human,” visibly clear that he regrets the decision in his lyrics. Even if you do
2 regret your decision, most do when they make a bad choice it's impossible to take back. Although adultery is no longer necessarily a crime in Massachusetts, the act of adultery may subject one to greater losses in divorce court. According to MassGov “MGL. c.208, § 40 Cohabitation after divorce. Persons divorced from each other cohabitation as husband and wife

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