Georgia: T.I. "Walks" W/ Former ATL Mayor For Anti-Gun Doc
Monday, Oct 27, 2008 8:28AM
Mega-rapper T.I. has partnered with former U.S. congressman and United Nations ambassador Andrew Young to star in his upcoming anti-weapons documentary, Walking With Guns, set to air next month.
According to the Associated Press, Young chronicles Tip's journey across the country in the hour long documentary as he visits a New York rehabilitation hospital to speak with paralyzed victims of gun violence, offer guidance to young people about crime and travel with a former gang member who has since become a social activist.
"Violence would still be around without guns," Tip said during a screening of the film. "But there would be an increased value of life."
Known for his efforts as a civil rights activist, Young decided to begin filming the project earlier this year upon mentoring Tip, after he was plead guilty to federal weapons charges last March.
"Some of my colleagues are disappointed with me taking this young man in," Young told Associated Press. "But sometimes us old folks have to shut up and listen to the young folks to understand where they are coming from."
Walking With Guns is expected to begin airing Sunday, November 2 on television stations across the nation.
In related news, the self-proclaimed "King of the South" has also partnered with local Atlanta station WSB-TV for their Crimestoppers campaign.
Providing awareness and letting people know it's vital for citizens to call the city's hotline with anonymous tips to help protect families, the platinum-selling rapper is featured in the station's new public service announcement.
"Hey, what's happening y'all? Some people call me Tip, but this is about another kid 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," Tip says in the video. "All you gotta do is call Crimestoppers Atlanta. Tips can by anonymous and there's even a reward.
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