Twista plans to unite the talents of Chi Town’s artists for an anti-violence anthem. Twista spoke with BET regarding his plans to record a “Stop The Violence” single similar to East and West Coast’s movement of the late 80s and early 90s.
“ We need to do that,” he said. “I definitely discussed that with a few people before and I have somebody that’s working for me trying to put a track together. I definitely think that’s something you’ll see from Chicago very soon with all of us artists doing a ‘Self-Destruction’and ‘We’re All in the Same Gang’ type of song. Because if they see all of us do that, the same way they see all of us turn up or get wild in videos and they wanna emulate that, I think if they see us all do that, it will have a positive effect. I’ll make sure it happens.”
KRS-One started the “Stop The Violence Movement” in 1989 to help raise awareness on the extreme violence in the urban black community. KRS-One tapped a slew of NYC’s hottest talents to record “Self-Destruction,” including, D-Nice, Ms. Melodie, Delite, Daddy-O, Wise, Frukwan, Kool Moe Dee, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Just-Ice, Heavy D, Biz Markie and Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Flavor Flav.
The West Coast Hip Hop community also recorded an anti-violence anthem in 1990 to address the violence in their urban communities.
The track “We’re All In the Same Gang” featured the talents of King Tee, Body & Soul. Def Jef, Michel’le, Tone Loc, Above The Law, Ice-T, Dr. Dre, MC Ren Eazy-E, J.J Fad, Young MC, Money B, Shock G, Oaktown’s 3.5.7 and MC Hammer. Dre also produced the record.
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