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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Michigan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

JaVierre Head Chosen As Detroit OneRap Contest Winner

Contest Showcasing Talented Teens from Detroit

Javierre Head, 17, of Detroit, Michigan was the winner of the first Detroit One Rap Contest promoting anti-violence, announced U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade.

The rap contest was part of this year’s Youth Summit, the youth-led event hosted by the Detroit Youth Violence Prevention Initiative (DYVPI) in partnership with Detroit One and Youth Voice. 

The day-long Summit included presentations on safe routes to school, the consequences of bullying, student-led school safety stations, self-defense tactics, and a rap contest featuring original material with a non-violence theme prepared and performed by Detroit high school students. 

Javierre appeared on Fox 2's morning show and performed his rap and will be featured in a local public service announcement.  Rap contest judges included City Council President Saunteel Jenkins, DJ BJ of 107.5 FM, a Detroit high school student, and a representative of the United States Attorney’s Office. 

United States Attorney Barbara L. McQuade stated, “The youth summit provided a positive image of Detroit by showcasing talented  teens working to prevent violence.”

Below is a link to Javierre’s performance on Fox 2 News: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/video?clipId=9238003&autostart=true

Updated March 19, 2015