04/11/2012 04:20 pm ET Updated Apr 12, 2012

Huff Post Crime Spotify Playlist: Songs By Artists Who Did Hard Time

You've been charged with good taste in music. The only way to avoid hard time is to listen to this playlist.

Jokes aside, between David Crosby's nine months in a Texas slammer for drug possession or Lil Wayne's eight months for weapons charges, this collection of artists did serious time. And from rap icon Snoop Dogg to rebel country legend Merle Haggard, the roll call goes on.

Here, Huff Post Crime presents a few of our favorite tunes -- compliments of Spotify -- by musicians who fought the law with mixed results.

Warning: Some of these songs are bound to have colorful and criminally intense language that some people will find offensive.