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T.I. Teams Up With Crimestoppers

Posted on: October 26, 2008

Rapper T.I. has recently teamed up with Crimestoppers Atlanta to help get criminals off the street:

Check out the report:

Rapper T.I. is teaming up with local Atlanta news station WSB-TV in a new campaign to help fight crime in metro Atlanta neighborhoods. T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., is stepping in front of the camera, as the face of a new public service announcement to encourage others to report tips about crimes through an anonymous hot line. “Hey, what’s happening y’all? Some people call me Tip, but this is about another kind of tip that could help our mothers, our sisters, our brothers and our fathers to help get the perpetrators who commit crimes against them off the streets ” T.I. says in the video. “All you gotta do is call Crimestoppers Atlanta. Tips can be anonymous and there’s even a reward.” The new campaign, Atlanta Crimestoppers, is the brain child of WSB-TV investigative reporter Mark Winne. “I think T.I.’s street cred is as powerful as anybody we could get to do it,” said Winne. “There is no telling how many lives this PSA may save,” Winne added.

Ever since the Atlanta rapper was arrested around this time last year on gun charges, T.I. has been heavily involved in charity work and reaching out to the youth. His organization, The K.I.N.G. Foundation, reaches out to under privileged youth in the Atlanta community, helping them to see their potential and also having  giveaways for the kids. THAT’S HIP-HOP.

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