Today  jury selection begins for the upcoming trial of Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper Lil Boosie. He will go to trial on 1st degree murder charges.

Close to 700 hundred potential jurors are scheduled to arrive at the court house in downtown Baton Rouge on today, though only 12 will be picked for the trial. The 1st degree murder charges against Lil Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch, stem from the October 2009 murder-for-hire killing of Terry Boyd. The death penalty as previously reported in the past is not on the agenda. The judge will be allowing the prosecution to use certain lyrics during the trial from Boosie's music to try & prove his role in the murder of Terry Boyd. Defense attorney's are against the use of Hatch's lyrics citing, "it's just a rapper doing his job." Check out the video for more on Lil Boosie & the 1st degree murder charges being brought up against him in a Baton Rouge court soon.