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Crown Freedom

Crown grew up on an Estate in South Manchester, notorious for violence and crime. He learned at an early age that the decisions he made there would have an effect on his future. Anger issues and insecurities led him into fighting and getting into trouble in his neighborhood and school. He later started carrying weapons for protection and was associated with certain gangs because of his affiliations. He fell in love with hip-hop and began to watch his dad operate in a music studio in the basement.

This was Crown’s way into learning to beatbox, write poems, raps and short stories – and his interest kept him from falling deeper into the streets, gang culture and crime. He later gained employment as a youth Worker, where he engaged with young people missing from home as well as vulnerable young people involved in sexual trauma and abuse. After suffering from throat issues, Crown underwent surgery to remove a lump on his vocal cord and had to attend speech therapy to learn to speak properly again.

 Although he was told there was a high chance he wouldn’t be able to rap again, God healed his throat and he is now fulfilling the calling on his life as a rapper. In 2013 Crown became a Christian, after the death of a close family member caused him to reflect on his life so far. For the past three years he has been part of Vital Signs, engaging young people through music to show them that although life can be unfair, there is still hope through a relationship with God.

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