If music can motivate someone to pick up a gun, can it inspire them to put the gun down?
When Chief Keef affiliate Capo was shot and killed this summer, the attackers inadvertently ran over and killed a 1-year-old in a stroller as they fled the scene. It was a sequence of events that succinctly encapsulated Chicago's current gun violence epidemic, something a group of Chicago MCs is hoping to combat with a new video "Put the Guns Down."
If music can motivate someone to pick up a gun, can it inspire them to put the gun down? That is the conceit of "Put the Guns Down," organized by Chicago Ideas, Leo Burnett, and producer The Twilite Tone, who co-wrote Kanye West's "Mercy" and has recently produced for artists like Pusha T and John Legend. Tone lays down a beat and gets 8 bars apiece from a squadron of Chicago emcees -- Common, King Louie, Lil Herb, Katie Got Bandz, Saba, Tree, No Name Gypsy, Mic Terror & Nick Jr. of Treated Crew.
Add your verse now at https://www.MusicVsGunViolence.com