Letters for the week of February 7-13, 2007 

Readers comment on Fremont crime, Oakland litter, and the battle over Wolfgang's Vault.

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Thizzin Isn't
I just read Eric K. Arnold's article on Major Labels' Hyphy 2.0. I was at the Youth Uprising Christmas Party. Many of the Bay Area artists that Mr. Arnold listed, including Miami, Mac Mall, Rydah J. Klyde, E-40, F.A.B., Traxamillion, Ray Luv, Jacka, Clyde Carson, B-Legit, Too $hort, BavGate, Casual, DJ Backside, and Zion-I, were in the building, sending a strong message to the youth that this was the place to be. What I found most interesting and disturbing about the article is that j DIGGS was the first artist to get on the mic and publicly say, "Thizz is not about drugs. I am a Thizz Artist, President of Thizz, and I have never taken a pill." He encouraged the kids not to take e-pills and not to associate Thizz with drug usage, but with the energy of the music. He spoke at length and in full, clear detail. Not once was he even mentioned. Is there a reason why?
Betty Diggs, Fairfield


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