Chicago has been under the national spotlight for its high rate of violence that is gripping its urban areas.
Def Jam rapper Lil Durk, whose birth name is Durk D. Banks, referred to Chicago gun violence as occurring “on and off.”
“Sometimes it’d be cool for a month or two, then something bad a happen like when they killed that baby,” he told VladTV. “Then they killed the girl that was in the park by Obama house.”
The “Signed To The Streets” rapper says President Obama should do more to address the problems plaguing Chicago.
“Yeah, I am because being President mean you stepping up to the things the last
President didn’t do,” he continued. “So you would expect for him to do even better, especially by him being the first Black President.”
At only 6 months of age, Jonylah Watkins was murdered as she was getting her diapers changed by her father Jonathan Watkins.
Koman Willis, a 33-year-old reputed member of the Gangster Disciples, is the alleged culprit behind the March 11 slaying.
Willis has been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery charges in the murder.
Hadiyah Pendleton, 15, was killed Jan. 29 only a week after performing in President Barack Obama’s inaugural events when shots rang out in Harsh Park.
Michael Ward, 18, and 20-year-old Kenneth Williams were charged in the killing.
Shyne said in an interview with Vlad TV the murder rate in the Windy City is “disheartening” and breaks his heart.
The “King of NYS” rapper is calling on Barack Obama to do more to address the senseless slaughter occurring in Chicago.
“I think the President of the United States could be doing far more to address the issue,” he said. “He can be more verbal about it. He can give a greater effort. Obviously, I don’t believe he’s a magician or he’s some type of Houdini and he can wave a magic wand and make that problem go away. But the same way they declared a war on drugs, they need to declare a war on poverty, they need to declare a war on genocide in these inner cities.
“But the same way they declared a war on genocide in these inner cities… it’s so ironic that Barack Huseein Obama got his start as a community organizer in the South Side of Chicago,” he continued. “That’s what he does. He was working with those kids in that community that’s destroying itself. This is not grown men killing each other. You’re talking about 15 year olds that’s popping people’s heads off. That’s a problem! That’s equivalent to Sandy Newton. These are innocent kids for whatever reason don’t value lives and are killing themselves.”
Shyne says despite benefitting from Civil Rights leaders, Obama has done nothing.
“There are people who fought for that. Martin Luther King got murked for that,” he said. “There are people that got thrown in jail for that. People suffered for that. I don’t see Obama doing that.”
Watch Shyne’s Vlad TV interview below
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