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Saving Chicago: Inside Hip-Hop’s Movement to Make Chicago a Better Place – A Billboard Documentary


11/17/2016 – Billboard Staff/VIDEO


From black pain to black joy, Chicago is a vital center of hip-hop and community activism in America. Chicago artists, community leaders and activists including Common, Rhymefest, Jamila Woods, Malcolm London and more give Billboard an on-the-ground look at the city’s many facets, from protests over the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer in 2014 to Donda’s House, Rhymefest and Kanye West’s nonprofit to support young, aspiring artists in their hometown.

Read Billboard’s in-depth piece on Rhymefest’s quest to help Chicago kids here and check out Common’s introduction to Billboard’s Saving Chicago package here.


 

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A child of the 60's I often feel out of place in the world as it exist today. Too much excess, too much materialism, too few people who genuinely care or give a damn. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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