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Rapper’s Performance on Suicide Awareness Inspires 50% Spike in Hotline Calls
September 4, 2017
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While some musicians might produce stage performances that are all about the glamor and glitter, hip hop artist Logic used his time at the 2017 Video Music Awards to make a very important statement.

The musician performed a heart-wrenching rendition of his single “1-800-273-8255”: a song that Logic wrote when he was contemplating suicide.

The song, which is literally named after the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, inspired a record number of call-ins for the organization. According to lifeline representatives, they received 50% more calls than average after the the performance.

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