CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1992 |
Outraged by rap artist Ice-T's controversial song "Cop Killer," Hawthorne Police Officer Roosevelt Matthews Jr. has recorded a rap of his own. Matthews, a former gang member whose conversion to motorcycle officer was dramatized last year on network television, has just cut a debut single called "Role Model." He hopes the slickly produced, four-minute tune will serve as an antidote to Ice-T's song, which he believes is sending a poisonous message to youths.