The District Attorney during this pivotal time in Georgia felt it was necessary to reach the community by those who had influence via music and entertainment. The DA initially reached out to Sonny Spoon for an opportunity to be released from prison early by doing a community based video that was intended to reach the youth and stop gang and gun violence. Rightfully so the rapper took the opportunity to do the commercial while still being locked up at that time. There may have even been a cash incentive for rappers or entertainers at that time to be a part of the politically charged campaign against violence!
Years ago Atlanta rapper T.I. was seen in a commercial for Crime stoppers, where the rapper was seen addressing young individuals or anyone with information regarding gun violence to use the hotline anonymously. Contrary to popular belief, T.I. wasn’t the only rapper during that time that was called upon to reach the community. Dollyhood Records CEO, D. Banks, says T.I., as well as Macon, GA. rapper Sonny Spoon, known for hit single “Dirty Bird”, and being Young Jeezy’s mentor was the first amongst a series of rappers deemed as having influence by a DA at that time.
D. Banks, addresses the rumor simply “Deaden it”, Sonny Spoon did a “Stop The Violence Crime Stopper Commercial” and we all know his credibility solid, so not only is there no proof of T.I. ever snitching on anyone, people on these big platforms have to realized before speaking on certain things, you need to know the facts because what you say can and has affected others who actually lived through it. ”D. Banks, makes it clear, T.I. doesn’t owe me anything, but I just want clowns to stop speaking on things they don’t even have a clue About.”