The first campaign we undertook was “One Knife Can Take A Life” which we funded ourselves. The second and third campaign “Don’t Trigger” and the “Hip Hop Opera” were funded by the Home Office, the Mayors Office with media partners The Mirror and MTV. An integral part of these campaigns were composing songs and a feature film that shows the devastating impact of gun and knife crime. In the case of “Don’t Trigger”, the campaign featured one hundred mothers who had lost loved ones to the crimes. The success of our campaigns resulted in a reduction in gun and knife crime and we received an invitation to Number 10 Downing Street to meet Tony Blair and to New York to meet Mayor Bloomberg where we discussed the issues of gun crime in the ghettos of New York.
Rules of Love
Raymond Stevenson was Musical Director for BBC teen film Rules of Love