Crime & Public Safety|

ATLANTA — A well-known Atlanta rapper has a message for young people who insist on using guns: brains beat bullets any day.

Rapper 21 Savage, whose real name is Sheyaa Joseph, told Channel 2’s Tom Jones that he wants to do his part to stop kids from pulling the trigger and start thinking more about their education and money.

“I don’t like to just look at it and watch the bad,” Savage said.

The rapper said he’s lost too many close friends to murder.

“Like more than 15,” he told Jones.

That’s why he’s passionate about raising awareness about the dangers of gun violence.

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