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Minister Louis Farrakhan Brings Together the Hip Hop Leaders of Chicago
In wake of the racial tensions existing is society today, Minister Louis Farrakhan Assembles Those Who Influence The Youth
Maybe the most impressive portion of this historical event was the presence of the young Hip Hop Leaders. Recently Chicago has become famous for two styles of rap. "Bop" and "Drill". Bop an upbeat party invoking dance genre was represented by the artist Stunt Taylor, who is famous for his single "Fe Fe on The Block". Honored to be there, the college educated artist spoke of wanting to show the world that they could have gatherings "Fe Fe's" as they are called, in their neighborhoods without violence. The song which received heavy rotation did just that. Also in attendance was the artist and advocate Y.Dot.G.Dot, most famous for founding the anti Chiraq movement. The anti Chiraq movement was in response to a newly gained nickname for Chicago, which is a combination of Chicago & Iraq. The nickname came to be, after statistics showed that Chicago had reported more murders in one year than the Iraq war had. Y.Dot.G.Dot organized people and mainly the artists in an effort to not accept the bleakness of Chicago deserving that nickname. The campaign brought awareness to youth that it was cool to be against the violence taking place in their hometown, and that wanting peace meant you were anti Chiraq. At the sit down Y.Dot.G.Dot told the minister how his efforts managed to land him on the cover of the Sun Times newspaper, yet he didn't do it to get a pat on the back.
Chicago drill artists mostly known for their brash lyrics promoting violence and heavy drug use often get a bad rap, however this event bore witness to an epic moment of peace involving the artist King Louie. The following day the young artist posted on his social media account that all he wanted for Christmas was … "Peace For His People". The east side artist Lil Herb, who went national when Cash Money artist Drake tweeted lyrics to his song, also took to social media, posting a picture of himself and the Minister captioning it "Sunk in Wise Words from the Minister today". At the conclusion of the speaking portion of this event, west side artist Newsense most infamous for being the female member of the group Psychodrama, sang an apologetic song, much in the ways of the negro spiritual the hymn asked for forgiveness for her involvement in gang banging and a lifestyle harmful to her people. Witnesses were brought to tears.
When the Minister did bless the crowd with his words, he spoke of the importance of circulating the Black dollar, the demand for justice in the federal court system for the cold blooded murders of our people by the hands of the police, he passionately spoke of the importance of the black women and the need for respect shown to her. The minister also thanked everyone for coming in spite of the way he is sometimes depicted in the media.
All in attendance had one thing in common, a desire to receive results from this interaction. The photo that Lil Herb posted has so far received close to 10,000 likes. The children are watching and if Lil Herb inspired at least 1% of those likers, 100 Chicago kids could potentially be advocates for peace and justice now. As for results, I would say the Minister put in to motion a beautiful vision and it is off to a great start.