EXCLUSIVE: Twista Plans To Combat Chicago Violence With New Youth Center


I can relate, being from Detroit. Gangs might not be as prevalent in Chicago, but the violence and the turmoil is definitely there. We must use Hip Hop to improve the situation of so many in our dying Midwestern cities.

Originally posted on AllHipHop:

(AllHipHop News) The violence in Chicago has been making national news as of late, with an exorbitant amount of people getting shot and killed on their streets everyday. Just last week, 19 people were shot over the weekend and according to the Chicago Tribune, gun violence has soared over 60 percent compared to the same time last year.

Rapper Twista was born and raised in Chicago, and he believes that gang violence is at the epicenter of the rise in homicides.

“The gangs, I hate to say it, but they’re taking it back to the whole vibe of getting into it with each other,” said Twista. “Gangs are going against gangs.”

Twista is on a crusade to save the streets that he grew up in, and believes that creating more youth centers will help give the kids something to do and help “steer them the right way.” To lend a…

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