Chicago has been ravished by immense violence, so much so it’s earned the ‘Chiraq’ moniker.
But a new initiative has been formed in hopes to restore peace. Created by Rawle Stewart, manager of platinum-selling artist Twista, “Voice Of The Streetz” is a collective of homegrown artists using their influence in hopes to reform the violent streets of Chi-town. The idea was manifested after the death of Stewart’s close friend Chino Dolla back in March.
Members of the program –made up of artists Twista, Stunt Taylor, and Dancer D Low–will participate in community outreach throughout six different neighborhoods in the city. They’ll hold meetings and speak to neighborhood residents to gain insight on their issues.
“Anytime a person has a positive sparkle, a spark in his head to do something to stop something that’s bad happening, especially kids getting killed in the streets and people shooting and things like that, I mean, anything to stop something like that is a good time,” Twista told FOX 32.