Violence has long been the big elephant in the room when the City of Chicago is brought into discussion. Chicago, nicknamed Chiraq for its high rate of violence, led the nation in homicides in 2014. DNAinfo reports the Windy City closed the year with 425 homicide victims. The city recorded 421 homicide victims in 2013. There was also an increase in shooting victims. Chicago Tribune reports there were 2,599 shooting victims recorded in 2014 compared to 2,272 in 2013, a 14 percent increase.
FBG Duck wants fans to know the beefs they see play out is deeper than rap.
“N-ggas be thinking this sh-t came through rap,” he told Zack TV. “This sh-t don’t got nothing to do with rap. This sh-t been going on for real.”
The “Right Now” rapper opened up on whether there will ever be peace in the streets.
“…If a n-gga can stay out my way and do him, then maybe Chicago a be better,” he said. “…If a n-gga try to get in my way, that’s a problem.”
Lupe also revealed the violence in Chicago goes far beyond music during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid.
“There’s something behind this that ain’t music,” he said. “There is something behind this that is real. Kids will die behind what they say.
“…It’s not a game,” he continued. “Like I said, there’s something behind it. It’s not a conspiracy. This is something that has been in Chicago for 20, 30 years. This gang cycle. And one murder gone feed another murder and another murder gone feed another murder. And somebody gonna make a song about it and that’s gone feed another murder.”
Lupe suggested a peace treaty could be the started to ending the violence in the City.
“They have to come to the conclusion for themselves to just say ‘Listen, yall have got to put these guns down,’” he said. “There needs to be a GD/BD peace treaty. At least for the sake to figure out what you’re killing for. At least figure that out cause the rest of the world can’t figure out what this is.”
“When these kids wanna stop, they gonna stop,” he continued. “When they come to terms with it, when they come to grips with it…it ain’t got nothing to do with Lupe, nothing to do with CPD, the mayor has a role in it, but at the same time, it’s really up to them to make the decision to say “Look, we’re going to put these pistols down. We’re going to try to solve our problems in a more constructive way.”
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