More Than Music: Rap & Advocacy in the Chi

Sh*t Talks by Chicago Votes

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Sh*t Talkers, this week Naira sits down with MFnMelo, a member of the West Side-born hip hop collective Pivot Gang & the John Walt Foundation, & Theresa Ashford from G Herbo's Swervin Through Stress. The connection between hip-hop, rap, and community is indisputable, but how does it show up in Chicago? How are Chicago artists using their platform for advocacy and change? Sit down with host Naira, MfnMelo, and Theresa Ashford to find out. The John Walt Foundation is a Nonprofit Organization, formed after the tragic death of John Walt, one of the founding members of the PIVOT Gang (Chicago’s Westside Boy Band), along with his cousins Saba and Joseph Chilliams, friends MfnMelo and Frsh Waters. Swervin Through Stress is G Herbo's organization, aiming to destigmatize conversations around mental wellness among African American men. Host:Naira I ... 

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