Twista Plans to Combat Chicago Violence with New Youth CenterSeptember 5th, 2012
The violence in Chicago has been making national news for years now. It has reached height now not seen since the era of Al Capone. Just last week, 19 people were shot over the course of a weekend and according to the Chicago Tribune, gun violence has soared over 60% percent compared to the same time last year.
Now, native born Chicagoan rapper, Twista, believes he can help make a change for the better.
Here is what Twista had this to say:
“The gangs, I hate to say it, but they’re taking it back to the whole vibe of getting into it with each other. Gangs are going against gangs.
I remember growing up in the ‘hood, and there were a lot of people that would have probably been out there doing something bad if they had not have been at a YMCA or some type of club.”
Twista is on a crusade to save the streets he grew up in, and believes that creating more youth centers will help give the kids something to do and help “steer them back on a clear pathway.” To lend a hand in the efforts, Twista plans on opening up his own youth center in the heart of Chi-town.