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"Put The Guns Down" feat. Common, King Louie, Lil Herb, Katie Got Bandz & More

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Everyone by now should be well aware of how major an issue gun violence is in the city of Chicago, but it just doesn’t seem like enough is being done to address it. The numbers truly are staggering, this senseless violence really needs to stop. Chicago Ideas Week gathered some of the most well known artists from The Chi to address this issue on record with “Put The Guns Down.” Produced by The Twilite Tone and executive produced by John Monopoly, the track features Common, King Louie, G Herbo, Katie Got Bandz, Saba, Tree, No Name Gypsy, Mic Terror, & Nick Jr. of Treated Crew. Says CIW of the movement: "If music can motivate someone to pick up a gun, can it inspire them to put the gun down? With this simple question, Music Versus Gun Violence was born – a social movement led by Chicago Ideas, Leo Burnett, and Grammy-nominated artist Anthony “The Twilite Tone” Kahn that aims to help prevent gun violence in Chicago through music.” Learn more and even add your own verse to the song here.

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