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Tiny Team of South Bend rappers spread positive message

SOUTH BEND, Ind.--

A Tiny Team of South Bend rappers is looking to redirect the attention to the good things happening in the city.

The group held a showcase Monday night to spread a a message of positivity.

“A lot of the reason why people grow into doing negative things is because the foundation that was laid for them was negative and they had no other outlook on life they just accept what was given to them ,” says Michael Stuckey.

Stuckey, of Ball Team Music Group, is looking to change that standard. He created Tiny Team. A group made of South Bend kids ages 3 to 12 who rap, dance and sing.

“There's a lot of kids stuck doing nothing in our neighborhood. This is something that they can look forward to, that they can have fun doing and they don't have to be worried about,” says Stuckey.

“I’m grateful that I’m in tiny team because it’s like the best thing ever,” says 7-year-old Isis.

It’s a chance to foster their talents in a safe space.

“It’s good to hang out with the family and connect with other people,” says 10-year-old Praise.

The team hopes other will follow their lead.

“We want y'all to come up with your own thing and come up with something for the kids to do besides negativity,” says Stuckey.

To get a hold of the Tiny Team's EP "Iggy" when it's released, click here.

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