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L.A. Street Gangs Join Forces for Hip-Hop CD

Members of the Bloods and Crips street gangs in Los Angeles put aside their feuding, at least temporarily, to represent their L.A. neighborhoods on a new CD and DVD.

It's still gangsta rap -- filled with violent and sexist imagery -- but gang members say the project is proof they can profit by getting along.

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Mandalit del Barco
As an arts correspondent based at NPR West, Mandalit del Barco reports and produces stories about film, television, music, visual arts, dance and other topics. Over the years, she has also covered everything from street gangs to Hollywood, police and prisons, marijuana, immigration, race relations, natural disasters, Latino arts and urban street culture (including hip hop dance, music, and art). Every year, she covers the Oscars and the Grammy awards for NPR, as well as the Sundance Film Festival and other events. Her news reports, feature stories and photos, filed from Los Angeles and abroad, can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, Alt.latino, and npr.org.