Sporty Thievz Answer TLC In Song

The Yonkers, N.Y., rap group Sporty Thievz is getting airplay in

New York with "No Pigeons," an answer song to TLC's #1 pop hit

"No Scrubs." "No Pigeons" appropriates the sound of the TLC song, which

attacks undesirable men, or "scrubs," but turns around its premise. The

new song begins with the lyrics, "A pigeon is a girl who be walkin' by

... Her feet hurt so you know she want a ride/ But she frontin' like she

can't say 'Hi.' " The track has not been commercially released but is

being played on New York radio station Hot 97.