I just want to say that Sarah Godfrey did a great job researching and tackling the subject of D.C. hiphop (“Rhyme and Punishment,” 1/23).

I was a member of the Freestyle Union. I have since relocated to New York City, but I still keep my ear to the streets of D.C., and although I’ve heard mostly crickets, I’m glad I was able to read her piece.

Thanks, Sarah! It’s good to know that efforts are not going totally unnoticed.

Queens, N.Y.