Local & Regional
Mon November 9, 2009
By Associated Press
Broken Arrow, OK – BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) Ezell War and Greg Fall of the Broken Arrow Police Department are delivering an old message with a new beat when they visit schools to talk about staying off drugs and avoiding strangers. They get their message across with a hip-hop rhythm, and the kids eat it up.
Fall said the duo's role as the "Hip-Hop Cops" started as a joke during a presentation at a school, when one of them began rapping about staying off drugs and the other chimed in. He says a lot of kids today relate to that kind of music, so it helps get the point across.
What started as four-line raps have been expanded into whole songs, and the Hip Hop Cops call out for audience participation. Fall said the duo has gotten good feedback from a lot of kids.
Information from: Tulsa World, http://www.tulsaworld.com