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Felicia Pearson

Local rap summit squashes disputes

Local rap summit squashes disputes

Some of Baltimore's best-known rap artists, who've been sniping at each other in song over the last several months, walked into the conference room of a Druid Heights community center on Wednesday for a summit brokered by police and community activists, and came out nearly three hours later declaring themselves united. The word spread to city neighborhoods minutes later on Twitter: "Just seen a pic with Moose, Scoota, & Dboi … no more 'beef.' " Organizers called the sit-down of about 20 local hip-hop artists in response to conflicts simmering on mix tapes, in social media posts and in music videos. Police and activists wanted to act before the...