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'Chi-Raq' Opens Up A Conversation About Violence In Chicago

'If you use the name Chi-Raq you have to show why it’s Chi-Raq," says Lil Durk.

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The conversation of violence in Chicago has become something that really sparked the musical revolution that has taken place in the city, and spawned amazing contributions to the culture from the Windy Cities rising stars such as Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, and Lil Durk.

Spike Lee’s "Chi-Raq" has started a healthy debate about the misappropriation of culture and the issue of violence in America. The film has been getting same backlash from Chance The Rapper who stated that Spike did not contribute to helping with the issue, and he was exploiting the current situation. Take a look at the rappers sentiment’s below:

REVOLT had the opportunity to get some perspective from Lil Durk on the situation: “If you use the name "Chi-Raq" you have to show why it’s "Chi-Raq", I just want people to see what we go through day to day. I wish I could have sat with him. “ The Chicago rapper also spoke on this new project 300 Days 300 Nights, which is all about what is going right now in Chicago.

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