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Jersey City teens' original anti-drug song makes finals of Shout Down Drugs contest

May 3, 2011


Summer Dawn Hortillosa/The Jersey Journal  

sanam ahmed leon megyeri.JPGAn anti-drug song by Sanam Ahmed and Leon Megyeri, students from McNair Academic High School in Jersey City, will be performed in Newark.

Two Jersey City high school students will perform an original drug prevention song at the upcoming Shout Down Drugs Prevention Concert in Newark on Thursday.

Leon "Lee Breezy" Megyeri and Sanam "spIce" Ahmed, both of McNair Academic High School, will join 41 other high schoolers from 17 other New Jersey counties at the sold-out concert, which will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

Their rap song, "Gone for Eternity," describes how a young drug user's life can decay until they are "gone for eternity" and expresses a determination to help prevent drug abuse.

Since March 15, fans have been voting online for the pair's song with the hopes that they can come out on top by tomorrow, the voting deadline.

The first, second and third place winners will be selected at the concert, which starts at 7 p.m. They will share $10,000 in prizes and get the chance to perform their winning songs at various venues across the state over the next year.

Shout Down Drugs is a campaign sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, a nonprofit coalition devoted to reducing the demand for illicit drugs in the state.

Listen to and vote for "Gone for Eternity" on the Shout Down Drugs website.

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