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L.A. Hip-Hop

February 14, 1988

Speaking as a self-proclaimed native New Yorker, I have to disagree with Cary Darling's "L.A.--The Second Deffest City of Hip-Hop" (Feb. 7).

The main problem with L.A. rappers is that they bite.

Take, for instance, Bobby Jimmy, a.k.a. Russ Parr. All of his records are spoofs of New York rap hits. He is far from being original.

L.A. is also far behind in the hip-hop scene. KDAY may play 24 hours of hip-hop, but the songs they play are 3 to 6 months late.

If you want to hear the latest and freshest rap music, take a trip to New York City and listen to Mr. Magic of WBIS, the God Pops of hip-hop.

MARNIE HAZELTON

West Covina

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