Nice article from the Long Island Press on Far Rockaway rap and Tha Riot Squad

“The first time you tell a chick you’re from Far Rockaway they’re like, ‘Huh? What? I’m not going out there,'” laughs Bundles, a product of the notorious Redfern housing project (Drugz and Bynoe are from the nearby Edgemere Houses, and Cau2G’$ is from the Gateway Houses).

“A lot of these industry dudes are scared to work with us because we’re from over here,” interjects group founder Cau2G’$, a freestyle veteran who earned his stripes traveling to MC battles like the one at Russell Simmons’ first Hip-Hop Summit in 2001, which he won.

Initially solo artists, the crew (which also includes DJ Pudgee P, whose Tha Felony Hour show can be heard on XM Radio’s RAW Channel 66 on Thursdays at 10 p.m., and whose web site, features a back catalogue of RRS mix tapes) came together in an effort to pool their resources and energy to a common cause. link