Some Acadiana artists are using music to send a message. They're using their platform to help raise awareness to end violence and other issues. The #NoMore song is gaining a lot of attention on social media. Acadiana musicians, like Cupid, are using their gifts to share a message of peace and love.
"When he said this it was a no-brainer," Cupid said of the #NoMore campaign. "I mean especially myself, having a kid and raising him in that type of environment, it was a no-brainer. I'm born and raised here and the violence is at a high."
The #NoMore song is part of a larger effort to end issues that the artists say are dividing & destroying our world."Things are happening in our country. It seems like it's on a weekly basis," said Roi Anthony, creator of the campaign. "It's a lot of crazy things that's happening. The artists stopped what they were doing to make it happen," Anthony said.
He created the campaign and was inspired by crimes affecting not only Acadiana, but the nation. "We just have to man up, come together and try to be strong men to lead our youth ," Anthony said.
The music video has gained thousands of views, and it's continuing to grow. Several artists jumped at the opportunity to get on the song, hoping to use their platform to help.
"I feel like everyone should do their part," Cupid said. "If you save one person or two, we're moving in the right direction, rather than ignoring it and saying oh well."
To help the campaign go viral, you're encouraged to share the music video with #nomore.