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Standing before a judge before sentencing can cause many people to break down. Some cry, others plead, but Brian Earl Taylor, 21, sang. Taylor decided to sing an Adele-inspired song with a new hook. The judge felt he was talented and sentenced him to 17 years.



Felon sings Adele-inspired song in bid for leniency at sentencing

Mo Barnes

Mo Barnes

Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

1 Comment

  1. cupcake333 on March 18, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    if he would of used what god blessed him with instead of degrading his self , embarrassng he whole family and ultimatly destroying lives he would been better off IM NOT MOVE AT ALL JUST SOUND STUPID TO ME