Hip-Hop Banned From PR Parade?


Rican Day Parade directors are

considering banning Hip-Hop from the festivities. The directors

claim that some of the floats carrying Hip-Hop artists attract

rowdies that are tarnishing the festivals image. Federico Perez,

who has been a board member since the 1960's and a former councilman

in the Bronx is concerned that many of the lyrics that come from

the floats in recent years were too obscene, and didn't blend

with the traditional Latin conduct that the organizers want for

the project.