So What's the Rap on The New Neighbor?

How an exclusive, gated community is learning to live with gangsta rappers

Suburban living doesn't get much better than the Country Club of Louisiana, a steel-gated, pool-dappled subdivision on the outskirts of Baton Rouge. Houses cost from $300,000 to $3 million. There is a lovely golf and tennis club with a spacious veranda meant to re-create the look of a Louisiana plantation. But denizens were somewhat unnerved last year to learn that five of the leading gangsta rappers in the world had moved in: Master P, C-Murder, Silkk the Shocker, Mystikal and Snoop Dogg.

The rappers' multiplatinum recordings celebrate gunfights, misogyny and the crack trade. And their transfer to Baton Rouge, as noted...

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