Local Teen Raps to Raise Awareness About Youth Homelessness
Youth Empowerment & Support Services is proud to share the talent of 18-year-old, Sherwood Park teen, Aidan Murphy, who put together a song that raises awareness about the issue of youth homelessness.
When local on-air radio hosts, Rick Lee and Layne Mitchell, first heard Aidan perform the song, "Call 2 Action", which he also wrote, at a YESS event last June, they couldn’t believe that it was his very first performance. Amazed by his talent, they decided they wanted to produce a music video of the song.
The song’s lyrics challenge listeners to think about the comforts that we often take for granted such as food, clothing and a home, while others live without and struggle to survive.
“I sit at home and I complain about the things i have
Then i get angry at myself cause I don't got it bad.”
The song advocates for homeless youth, and giving them a chance to know what it is like to live. It calls us all to take action and do what we can to help.
“Think of all the times you been through
And think of all the ones that helped you
Think of when you’re feelin’ blue
And you need someone to be painting you through tough times,
Well that could be you
Think of what you could do.”
The video was created with the help of students from the Archbishop Jordan performing arts crew and Salisbury Composite High School.
The music video can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYPqfSiH1zE