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Be Aware: our stories from our county

Our stories from our county.

Real stories of child exploitation from across North Yorkshire:

A mother and son story:

Below is the real story of a criminal exploitation in North Yorkshire told from the both the young person and his mum’s perspective.

Please be advised that this video does contain some explicit language.

Below are lyrics written about someone experience of exploitation and selling drugs. Warning: Some of the lyrics contain explicit language.

Lemme tell you how it started off, I used to get sent to shops,
Then we started sending shots, Send them straight at ops,
In the bando moving weight selling crops,
Then I wasn’t the one going shops,
 
I said 3.5 for 25 that how I rolled g,
U never wanted to be the guy that f**ing owed me,
If that’s the case I pull up with my brodi,
Pass my bro the shank so he could wet up my old homie,
 
I used to walk around in Fila now I’m wearing Nike ,
I used to roll around the ends shotting weed from a bike,
But sh*t changed and I just picked up the Mic,
I started taking people through different stages of my life,
 
Nah that’s cool,
I was laid in the bando when I shoulda been at school,
Jeans tool,
Cos you gotta prove on ends you ain’t no fool,
 
That’s properly,
I got money like monopoly,
I guarantee no man was stopping me,
I was out ere risk it all for a bag but got a plan an that that’s straight facts
That’s properly,
I got money like monopoly,
I guarantee no man was stopping me,
I was out ere risk it all for a bag but got a plan an that that’s straight facts
 
Yeah I was Victim trapped in the system,
Screaming I need help but nobody give me a listen,
Now I’m Driven straight to my position,
Real talk no kidding,
Still in the booth like a villain 
 
But the sh*t I always talk about bro yh I really lived,
In the bando 7 days a week to make a couple quid,
But the sh*t I always talk about bro yh I really lived,
In the bando 7 days a week to make a couple quid,
 
This life’s real,
If you turn snitch you get killed,
Do you understand all the pain that a man feels,
This life’s real,
Not part of a gang if you are unskilled
If you turn fake the friendship never gonna rebuild
This life’s real,
If you turn snitch you get killed,
Do you understand all the pain that a man feels,
This life’s real,

I said this life’s real.
 
I said let’s just stop an lemme take you back a few years,
I lost my pops an truthfully I was shedding tears,
I was so so scared I started getting fears,
So I started gang banging so I didn’t have no fears,
 
An family didn’t understand why I did it,
I said I was tryna see a couple other digits,
I was smoking weed everyday to get rid of the pain that was locked in my brain,
 
Then I met this girl I guess it was all nice,
An Lemme tell you she was the love of my life,
Weirdest thing is that we never ever used fight,
Then she left since then I ain’t been able to see the light,
 
Until I started doing rapping, people used to say bro nothing will happen,
I said keep your opinions to yourself cos rapping helped with mental health,
If it wasn’t for rap yeah I probably would have died,
Not from ops shooting out the ride, from all the demons that are trapped in my mind,
But god told me that it wasn’t my time,
 
I still get them now and don’t think it’s a fluke,
Cos everything I’m rapping bout is the f**king truth,
If you don’t believe me check my resumary,
Cos you’ll see a 20 page summary,
 
This life’s real,
If you turn snitch you get killed,
Do you understand all the pain that a man feels,
This life’s real,
Not part of a gang if you are unskilled
If you turn fake the friendship never gonna rebuild
This life’s real,
If you turn snitch you get killed,
Do you understand all the pain that a man feels,
This life’s real,

I said this life’s real.

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