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Put Down the Guns & Pick Up the Mic Concert Competition

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Join us on January 11, 2020, for Put Down the Guns & Pick Up the Mic Concert Competition! According to 41 Action News – KSHB-TV “There have been 211 homicides in the Kansas City metro area in 2019. In Kansas City, Missouri, 143 people have been killed.” What are we going to do about this Kansas City?

Because a great majority of black males between the ages of 17 and 34 are fanatics of the hip-hop culture (if not aspiring hip-hop artists themselves) it is without question that there’s a relationship between the culture of hip-hop and the reality we live within our community every day. This by no means implies that the culture of hip-hop is solely responsible for the feverish pitch of violent crime in KC, MO. But it does imply that the messengers and their message have influence concerning the local body count.

Our goal is to impact the current upward trend of a growing murder rate, reducing its numbers to record lows. 2014 saw its lowest number of reported homicides with a total of 76 murders. Our goal is to perpetually challenge this total driving the annual murder rate from triple digits into the single digits.


January 18
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Truman
601 EAST TRUMAN ROAD, Kansas City, MO 64106 United States