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Topic - Adam Bradley
By day he's a Marine, Lance Cpl. Derek Meitzer. By night he's D'Meitz, an up-and-coming rapper in D.C.'s underground scene. Can the two coexist?
A former animal research technician pleaded guilty Thursday in the 2009 killing of a Yale University graduate student under an agreement with prosecutors that calls for a 44-year sentence.
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"They have the same demographic," notes University of Colorado English professor Adam Bradley, co-editor of "The Anthology of Rap."
"There's definitely a martial sensibility to it," Mr. Bradley said. "Two MC's in a ring, surrounded by onlookers, just you and your skills going toe to toe. The concept of battling is essential to hip-hop culture."