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xi, 337 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: They don't even know -- The Batterram -- Hardcore L.A. -- The boys in the hood are always hard -- Somebody's gonna pay attention -- Without a gun and a badge -- Conclusion: L.A County blues.
"In its early days, rap was understood as the poetry of the "inner city," which usually meant New York. Few expected anything as hard-edged as gangsta rap to emerge from Los Angeles, home of surf and sun. Felicia Viator tells the story of LA's self-styled "ghetto reporters," whose music forced America to see an urban crisis it preferred to ignore"-- Provided by publisher.