Think you can write the best rap about violence prevention? Here’s your chance to show us what you’ve got! The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern Michigan District is hosting a hip-hop rap video contest to promote positive, creative alternatives to violence. The contest is easy, all you have to do is put pen to paper and create a rap about preventing violence, get a friend to help you make a video of you performing it, and submit the video to Detroit One! Then come down to the event on August 15th at the Northwest Activities Center and watch the finalists (who you could be one of) perform! If you want your voice to be heard, we want to hear it!

Stop violence now, stand up, speak up, save a life.

Hip-Hop Rap Video Contest Showcase!
To enter the contest, upload your video to YouTube and send us the link in an email to:

Please include your Name, Age, Phone Number, and Zip Code in the email along with the video link.

Looking for the best original lyrics on PREVENTING VIOLENCE and ENDING THE NO SNITCHING CULTURE.

“If you see something, say something.”


-Receive a $200 Foot Locker gift card for first place and a $50 gift card for runner up (per group, per category)

-Perform their rap LIVE

-Showcase their video on DetroitOne.Org

-Star in an official Detroit One PSA promoting violence prevention


– Detroit residents are eligible to enter the 12-18 or 19-24 age categories.

– Contestants can submit one 90 seconds or less in length video.

– Videos containing any acts of violence, simulated or real, will immediately be disqualified.

– Videos containing profane language, sexually explicit content, or weapons will not be considered.

– Videos containing material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age will not be considered.

– Videos must be original content, created solely for this contest. Do not submit any video with copyrighted material or content that was elsewhere previously sold, used, or displayed publically.

– The video should not include contact information about those in the video (i.e., address, phone number, etc.)

– You may enter as an individual or as a group, however you may not enter as an individual if you have also entered as part of a group.

If you submitted a video, love hip-hop and rap, or even if rapping isn’t your creative outlet of choice but you like a good show, come out on June 8th and support your friends and fellow Detroiters!

Hosted by:

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern Michigan District

In Partnership with Detroit Public Schools, Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, Detroit Police Department, Arise Detroit, and the Detroit Community Clergy Alliance.

If you have any further questions please email or call 313-224-1841.

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