Sounding Off On Chicago Violence
"In light of '37 SHOOTINGS, 46 VICTIMS & 9 MURDERS' during Chicago’s first ‘warm’ weekend, the Trayvon travesty, six-year old Aliyah Shell, and in honor of my cousins, Ismail and Malik, who were gunned down last summer…I felt as though this was the time to drop this song," Chicago rapper Mikkey Halstead explained.
Fellow Chicago native Lupe Fiasco joins in to remind us that senseless violence against minorities is, unfortunately, nothing new, spelling out his message over a dark, gorgeous track produced by D.A. Doman and Jim LaVigne. Ending such violence is a crucial mission of Occupy The Hood.