St. Louis rapper using music to battle gun violence

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - At a time when a good majority of rap music promotes guns and violence, one St.Louis artist wants his song to send a very different message. Kevin Yancey's Teddy Bearz song and music video highlights the numerous stuffed toy memorials that mark the spots where young lives were taken by gunfire. Yancey hopes his music will positively influence young people in contrast to other music they are listening to.

"I'm not here to bash anyone's music; but at the same time I understand that the message they're putting out is not creating the right environment to bring change," said Kevin Yancey.

The song goes hand-in-hand with the Better Family Life organization's sign campaign intended to help young people realize guns are not the answer to solving conflict.

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