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Tuesday, Jun 03, 2003

heroes of hiphoprisy

"Then last month, after years of fighting, Credico and the families he works with saw their fortunes suddenly change. Multimillionaire rap mogul Russell Simmons joined the battle, bringing with him some of his famous friends. Last week, Sean "P. Diddy" Combs spoke at an anti-Rockefeller press conference, announcing a rally on June 4 outside City Hall in Manhattan. DMX and Jay-Z recorded spots that are running on New York hip-hop stations, telling listeners about the injustice of the Rockfeller laws and urging them to attend the rally. Rap's original audience -- urban black kids -- come from the communities hardest hit by these laws, say the artists, and they should demand that politicians do something about them."