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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Americorps students with the Albany Police Department are using rap music to fight gangs and crime.

Nearly a dozen of the students played a rap song they made for the people attending the Gang Task Force meeting Thursday afternoon.  

The students wrote and produced the recording in a two day period, talking about the Stop the Violence movement being led by several Albany churches. They say rap is the way to get young people's attention.

"Exactly, because young people now a days listen to rap. They can relate to rap music.  So yes, exactly, I do," said Americorps Student Greg Barnes.

 The Americorps rap song against violence is already being played on Albany radio stations. 

The students are having it copyrighted, and will post it on social networking sights so that young people will have access to its message.

 

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