Vermilion

Oct 2, 2012 6:12 AM by Elizabeth Hill

North Vermilion High teen uses rap to spread a positive message

Some people pray in God's name, Lawrence Levy raps.

At just five years old, Levy, a.k.a. "Lil' Cheef," had an ear for music.

"I'm seeing him bobbing his head and kinda having a little swagger I had," says his father Lawrence Levy.

Levy was starting to take after his dad, who was also an artist and had big plans for his son, but those plans were put on hold when older Lawrence went to prison.

"He got saved and got out of prison and at the age of ten he introduced me to the holy music and more positive stuff."

Now Levy is taking the positive even further, writing and performing his own uplifting Christian raps.

"I wanna encourage teens and let 'em know that stay on the positive track."

Levy says he can relate to teens who've grown up in tough situations and wants to spread a message of hope and encouragement.

"I'm trying to teach my son do something different. Do something different even if you're the only one that's doing it."

The North Vermilion sophomore is shy and admits he keeps to himself, but when the mics on it's a whole other story.

Levy will head to Atlanta and Los Angeles at the end of this month.

In Atlanta he will perform on a Christian youth talk show and participate at a youth summit in L.A.

Click here to see Levy's latest music video.

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