The Rap Crimes Division is the informal name for a segment in the NYPD devoted to cataloging and investigating crimes committed by and against rappers. Or it's a three-man improv group based out of NYC. RCD has been performing together since September of 2009. Its members, Nicholas Brown, Don Romaniello, and Michael Short, all met through the Magnet Theater. The group has travelled to festivals across the country in cities like Rochester and Hartford, and to colleges like Yale and the Univeristy of Delaware.

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