On Tuesday night police arrested DJ Drama in Atlanta under Georgia’s Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization law. DJ Drama makes mixtapes. Very influential ones.

It must only be a couple of days ago when we highlighted the Recording Industry Association of America’s rampage against music fans. In that case, they had won a successful lawsuit against a woman who downloaded music files when she was a minor. Not content with trying to win 18,000 other cases like that, the RIAA has decided to stop what is probably one of the most thriving and important aspects of the music business today: the mixtape.

On Tuesday night police arrested DJ Drama in Atlanta under Georgia’s Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization law. DJ Drama makes mixtapes. Very influential ones. The NY Times explains:

PREMIUM SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT
This content is available for Premium Subscribers only.
Already a subscriber? Log in