A judge ruled Tuesday that prosecutors can play some of Baton Rouge rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie’’ Hatch’s violence-laden lyrics at his first-degree murder trial scheduled to begin Monday. Prosecutor Dana Cummings told Erwin she considers some of Hatch’s rap lyrics “admissions’’ and will use them to demonstrate Hatch’s “intent, motive and plan.’ In one of Hatch’s songs, titled “187,’’ he refers to himself as the John Gotti of the south side and says, “I’m the reason the murder rate sky high.’’ He also says, “Whoever try to play me, they dead now.’’

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