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RAPPERS Matt Stevens and Martin Parvin
RAPPERS Matt Stevens and Martin Parvin
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RAPPERS are hoping their music will spread the message across schools that carrying knives is wrong.

Local MC’s based at Music Fusion, a charity in Havant, want to continue the good work after making an album called Words Not Weapons.

The powerful lyrics reveal how knife crime affects people and its potentially devastating consequences.

Last year there were a series of concerts in Gosport, Havant, and Portsmouth to raise awareness, culminating in the finale at The Wedgewood Rooms in Southsea.

The album is now being given out free to young people.

Jinx Prowse, who runs Music Fusion at The Spring in East Street, said he hoped the album can be used in schools and colleges to raise awareness.

There is also a documentary on YouTube.

He said: ‘This is the best album I have heard all year.

‘It just goes to show the incredible outcomes that can be achieved by simply investing in our young people.

‘The Youtube documentary has already had thousands of hits, so we know the message is getting out there to the young people.’

The project was funded by a £3,000 grant from the Blue Lamp Trust, a charitable partnership between Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, and local businesses.

For more information check out musicfusion.org.uk or email info@musicfusion.org.uk.