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Cambridge Rappers Speak About Latest Video

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 CAMBRIDGE, Md.- Music videos from a rap group in Cambridge have been catching the attention of police and school officials for at least a month now.  But this latest video has caused quite the stir.

Police believe the lyrics in the most recent Shockavelli music video say the following:

"Bromwell better get your weight up, get a shot in your face, what.  You already know I'm gonna whack your ***** ***.  Where you at?"

That perceived threat towards a local high school principal, Dave Bromwell, is what has now attracted a criminal investigation.

Shyheim White, who goes by the name Shockavelli, says he did not write the lyrics or rap this song.  He says this was not a threat though, just a diss.

"I'll put it like this.  If he hasn't been shot in his face yet, my man has walked past him every day in school, all it is is just words," said White.

Another member of the group, who only identified himself to us as Splash, also said there was no threat.

"It's just music.  He just said what he felt.  I'd rather him say it than do it," said Splash.

"Just put it like this.  Freedom of speech.  Freedom of speech.  However the rapper feels about that, can't say nothing about it," said White.

As for Cambridge police, we asked them why, if a threat was perceived, an arrest had not been made.

"In the state of Maryland, in not all circumstances is the utterance of a verbal threat a criminal offense," said Captain Bruce Jones.

He says there has to be a reasonable possibility that the threat would be carried out.

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