Young Activists Fighting Gun Violence Produce Song 'Gunz Down D.C.' (Listen)

August 30, 2018
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By Erin Thibeau

Young people hoping to end gun violence in the nation's capital have written and produced a song called "Gunz Down D.C."

The seven youth activists behind the track worked on the lyrics and production with the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS), the Washington Post reports. They've all gone through the city's juvenile court system, and some are still in custody.

Though these young people don't have gun charges on their records, they've all been affected by shootings. D.C. has experienced more than 100 homicides this year alone, according to the Post.

“I don’t wanna die no mo’,” the track begins. “Don’t want my momma crying no mo’. Bury all my guys no mo’. Don’t want my hands up in the sky no mo’.” Listen below:

Watch an interview with the activists behind the song via the Washington Post below:


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