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Gun Violence Survivors Hip Hop Duo Announces Anti-Gun Violence School Tour – Crowdfunding Campaign Launched


New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/30/2018 -- Namel "Tapwaterz" Norris and Ricardo "Rickfire" Velasquez, survivors of gun violence with a passion for hip-hop and a mission to engage today's youth in a conversation about violence and its consequences, formed a duo named the - 4 Wheel City, after becoming paralyzed from gun violence as teenagers and have been touring across the nation brought their story of survival and redemption to audiences. In the light of the recent escalation in school shootings, 4 Wheel City has announced their tour with a renewed sense of purpose to bring awareness to this important issue, to help build support and raise the funds necessary to make this tour a reality, 4 Wheel City has launched a Crowdfunding campaign.

The crowdfunding campaign set up in ( has a goal of $100,000 that will cover the cost of "THE MY PEER MEDIATION ANTI VIOLENCE TOUR", which they hope to kick-off during the 2018 - 2019 school year. In the tour, the duo plans to travel to cities most affected by gun violence including Florida and Chicago, and offer 1 hour long presentations at schools and youth centers. 4 Wheel City will be performing their original songs, sharing their story and screen the "Welcome To Reality" and "My Peer Mediation" Videos. Each session will be concluded with a Q&A and the students will receive a "THE MY PEER MEDIATION ANTI VIOLENCE TOUR" that includes a "guns down 4s up!" wristband, tee shirt, information resources for numbers they can call for help if they need to talk, a copy of the song, and a My Peer Mediation Peace pledge that they will have to sign and make a pledge for peace.

The tour has been rightfully titled "THE MY PEER MEDIATION ANTI VIOLENCE TOUR" after 4 Wheels City's original track "MY PEER MEDIATION", a song that carries the same message to inspire young people to be patient through the frustrations and pressures combined with the 4 Wheel City's signature style of music. The raw intensity of the hip-hop genre also resonates with the youth of today, serving as the best method of conveying an important and timely message of positivity.

The majority of the money raised through the campaign will be allotted towards acquiring a wheelchair accessible van and the rest will cover the cost of the materials to give to the students, expenses, and the production of a music video for MY PEER MEDIATION song.

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4 Wheel City hip-hop duo was founded by Namel "Tapwaterz" Norris and Ricardo "Rickfire" Velasquez. Both men are gun violence survivors and today they tour throughout the nation sharing their music and message of HOPE, PEACE, TOLERANCE and TALKING IT OUT rather than shooting it out!