A few of hip hop’s finest push for positivity in Chicago …
Considering the wave of violence that has plagued Chicago’s inner city over the past year or so, it’s great to see concerned citizens take time to address an issue that has been largely overlooked. It’s also helps when noted names such as Erick Sermon, RedMan & Keith Murray help push for change.
The Shrine Chicago has been a music destination for various talent including Common, The Roots, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Goapele, Kendrick Lamar, Sean Paul and Eric Roberson. With Major features in national publications including Hip Hop Weekly, RedEye, Complex.com, NBC Chicago, Chicago Tribune and more The Shrine Chicago has branded itself as “The Finest in Live Music & DJ’s.” On Friday, November 16th, 2012 a Private Meet & Greet Reception in partnership with Non-Profit Youth For Positive Change will be hosted at The Shrine (2109 S. Wabash) 4:00pm – 6:00pm with special guests the Def Squad. Following the reception will be a performance from Def Squad, doors open at 9:00pm.
“I really don’t know what the cause is. It’s definitely a bad time as far as that goes in Chicago right now. It’s alotta murders and it’s alotta young people doin’ it, and it’s just one of those things … man we need prayer. I just wanna say to anybody out there, just pray for the city. It’s becoming an every man for themselves situation.”
“The shorties just got a ‘I don’t give a f-ck’ attitude. Things happen in cycles and it’s back to the age where the youngters are back gangbanging. The way Chicago is, if violence is what’s clickin’ you’re gonna see alotta murders. It’s full gangbang mode out here right now … The shorties need to realize how what they’re doing is affecting all of us. I’d rather we fix our own problems than have other come in our community and try to fix it for us.”