Sandy Hook Rapper: 9-year-old pays tribute to Newtown shooting victims [VIDEO]

Updated Dec. 28, 2012 at 12:44 PM
share with facebook
share with twitter

You might know Amor "Lilman" Arteaga from the song 'Pull Ya Pants Up,' a rap that went viral over the Summer. But now, the fourth grader is back and he's paying tribute to the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting victims the only way he knows how, by rapping.

Arteaga debuted his new song and video 'Stop Da Violence' on December 15th, one day after the tragic incident that cost the life of 26 people -- 20 of them children in Newtown Conn.

In his song, Arteaga accompanied by a group of Brooklyng Elementary School children plead the world to "put down the guns."

“Put da guns down. Stop the killing. Think before you act, don’t make a poor decision. The world is hurting, we all need healing. No more guns - what a wonderful feeling,” he sings.

According to the Daily News, Arteaga spent the Fall working on 'Stop The Violence' and was inspired to release it sooner then expected due to last Friday's catastrophic shooting.

The singer has become quite the symbol of hope in his local community, even City Councilman Jumaane Williams participated in the youngster's anti-violence video rapping the lyrics “I know we can make it better. If we all work together.”

However, Arteaga has bigger fishes to fry, and we're talking White House big.

“I want to perform for Obama,” he told the Daily News. “Obama should listen to me. If we work together, we can make a difference. I am young. I can reach an audience that politicians, and other grown-ups, try to relate to, but they really don’t know what to say.”

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories