Each year The Partnership For A Drug-Free New Jersey hosts a competition that challenges NJ high school students to produce original music with an anti-drug message. The “Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs NJ” competition is a great talent showcase that awards recording contracts to 3 winners from across the Garden State.
In 2020 the competition transitioned from an in-person event to an online virtual concert hosted by WRAT Afternoon Drive personality “The Real Deal” Jimmy Steal. Following the conclusion of the virtual concert, Jimmy announced the winners live on the air. We’re proud to feature them this week on Rat Radio!
Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear call-ins from the winners of the “Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs NJ! Competition.”
On Tuesday we will speak with Third Place Winner Andrew Cho. Andrew is from Edgewater and represents Leonia High School. His song “Drifting Away” earned him a $2000 recording contract!
Second Place Winner Jamar Felder joins us over the phone on Wednesday. Jamar is from Egg Harbor Township and attends Egg Harbor Township High School. He received a $3000 recording contract for his song “1-800-662-4357.”
2022’s First Place Winner Keyoni Lee calls in to the show on Thursday. Keyoni is from Elizabeth and studies at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy. Her song “Never Too Late” beat out a talented field of competitors to win her a $5000 recording contract!
Learn more about the competition at shoutdowndrugs.com and listen to last week’s Jersey Rock Podcast, featuring all 9 contestants HERE!
Watch the 2022 Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs! Prevention Concert!