K.P. Dennis’s single entitled Gunshots!! is now available on itunes!
Find it under: Gunshots!! — Single by K.P. Dennis
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This is the first single on the new Saint Louis Story Stitchers label! It was recorded in September, 2015 at Sawhorse Studios in Saint Louis, Missouri.
A full 50% of the proceeds from the new label will help to fund the charitable work of the Story Stitchers. K.P., who also serves as music director for the Story Stitchers, will be recruiting additional talent to help us build this important label. Please contact us if you are interested for an interview or audition.
Gunshots!! was created in part during workshops on gun violence prevention at the Stitchers Storefront Studio and was premiered live at Washington University on September 17th at the Guns in the Hands of Artists exhibition Artists’ Panel.
Mr. K.P. Dennis dedicated the song to Jacobi Taylor, his young nephew, who was lost to senseless gun violence at age 21 just this past summer.
The brilliant third verse of K.P.’s song, Gunshots!! describes in rap the 10 things we can all do to combat gun violence, as recommended by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce on her website: www.stlouisguncrime.com/
Secure ya legal weapon tell others to do the same!
Don’t carry nothing if it ain’t registered in your name!
Record the make, model, serial number information!
If it come up missing then you can find the location.
Call 911 whenever you hear some gunshots!
Tell the police if you witness a crime on your block!
If an organization improves life of the youth,
Donate or volunteer your time and give’em a boost!
Help a struggling parent…. Whose burdens weigh a ton!
Become a mentor “earn and learn” hire the young!
They say I am the one! I guess I’m on the list,
Clean up my neighborhood participate in ownership!…
Make it a model gotta look out for each other,
If we get to know our neighbors we could fix it like sisters and brothers!
I can’t trust ya. How can we ever begin?
To build peace! I keep, losing my friends when they…
Stay inside… gunshots!
Non stop… gunshots!
Day light there’s gunshots!
Nighttime more gunshots!
Around the clock… the young drop!
Wave your hands high if you’re tired of hearing gunshots!
Copyright Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2015
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