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 Photo by Anthony Alden 
   Can Rappers help reduce violence?   
 Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Common, who has openly worried about the violence in Chicago, was in his hometown Friday to help celebrate the city’s music scene when he was confronted with a brutal reminder of what he’s been talking a story about a hail of gunfire that wounded 13 people.  "It makes me think I got to do more; we got to do more," he said in an interview with The Associated Press after giving a speech as the keynote speaker at the Chicago Music Summit, a conference to help local musicians and music professionals with their careers. Police say Thursday night’s shooting appears to be gang related. 
  
 Read more at:  http://whoshotyouanthonyalden.blogspot.com/2013/09/can-rappers-can-help-reduce-violence.html

xurbanmusicmagazine:

Photo by Anthony Alden

Can Rappers help reduce violence?

Grammy-award winning hip-hop artist Common, who has openly worried about the violence in Chicago, was in his hometown Friday to help celebrate the city’s music scene when he was confronted with a brutal reminder of what he’s been talking a story about a hail of gunfire that wounded 13 people.

"It makes me think I got to do more; we got to do more," he said in an interview with The Associated Press after giving a speech as the keynote speaker at the Chicago Music Summit, a conference to help local musicians and music professionals with their careers. Police say Thursday night’s shooting appears to be gang related.
Read more at:http://whoshotyouanthonyalden.blogspot.com/2013/09/can-rappers-can-help-reduce-violence.html