Chicago-based rapper Common appeared on CNN this week to talk about guest starring on CNN's docu-series Chicagoland, The Common Ground Foundation, and how he wants to inspire and empower Chicago's youth. Check out the interview above.
Chicagoland takes a hard look at the city of Chicago and it's troubled youth through the eyes of a few school leaders, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the city's law enforcement. They are all working diligently toward change, starting with the children. Mayor Emanuel recently called on Common to appear on an episode and promote the city's youth programs. In the interview with CNN, Common says that he is driven by his "passion for the young people" especially in his hometown of Chicago. The rapper has already set out to fulfill his "duty" of helping the young people with his organization, The Common Ground Foundation.
Other Chicago-born rappers are giving back to their hometowns as well. Kanye West sits on the Board of Directors of Donda's House which aims to "provide access to premium arts instruction to youth." Chance the Rapper also recently guest starred on Chicagoland to talk about the influence his hometown has had on his music.
Source: CNN YouTube Channel