News: T.I. Makes Crimestoppers PSA
Friday, Oct 24, 2008 9:01AM
T.I. has partnered with local Atlanta station WSB-TV for their Crimestoppers campaign.
Stepping forward to spread awareness and
encourage people to call the city's hotline with anonymous tips that
could help protect families and bring criminals to justice, the mega
rapper is featured in the station's new public service announcement.
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."
Basing his decision to bring in the self-proclaimed "King of the South" on his respect in the streets, WSB-TV investigative reporter Mark Winne expects the campaign to help reduce criminals' freedom with the rapper's support.
Saturday, I was listening to T.I.'s song 'No Matter What' while driving
my wife's car. I passed a Crimestoppers billboard at Atlantic Stations
and it just hit me," Winne told WSB-TV. "I think T.I.'s street
cred is as powerful as anybody we could get to do it. There is no
telling how many lives this PSA may save."
In related news, Tip's new album Paper Trail has maintained its steady streak atop the Billboard charts remaining at No. 2 after two straight weeks.
Featuring a star-studded selection of superstar guest appearances by Usher, Ludacris, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, Kanye West and others, the project stands at over 877,600 copies sold after three weeks in stores.
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