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What’s more cool … acoustic guitar strings or the trigger of a gun?

R & B singer Joe is building an ambitious plan to lure New York‘s young troublemakers from the temptations of picking up a pistol, using music as the bait. The 39-year-old crooner, who released his album “The Good, The Bad, The Sexy” on Tuesday, said he’s giving out guitars to youths in hopes learning to play the instrument will soak up energy normally used for fighting.

“Someone really has to take a stand. Things have really gotten out of hand. I want to take these kids under my wing and show them a different lifestyle,” Joe – a.k.a. Joe Thomas – told the Daily News.

“Music is very powerful.”

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R&B Artist Joe Looking To Cut Violence Through Teaching Music, Donating Guitars  was originally published on newsone.com