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Yo Boys: Boys Keep Killing

Paolo Hewitt, New Musical Express, 13 September 1986

The pervasive sound of hip hop becomes punctuated by an altogether more sinister noise — the bark of hand-guns — as, on the streets of inner city America, B Boys become YO BOYS. Young, ambitious and devoted to rap, their hipness is measured not by the old standards — girls, gold and Gucci — but in a new, definitive, unit — casual murder. PAOLO HEWITT investigates.

Total word count of piece: 2438


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