“One of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty,” said Common at a press conference to announce the collaboration. “I was doing an event in the neighbourhood and there were some kids from Englewood and I said, ‘Man, what do y’all really need? What’s gonna stop this?’ And they were like, ‘We need money. Man, if we could work.’ They want a chance.”
Common’s Common Ground Foundation and West’s Donda’s House company have joined forces with local community organisation Chicago Urban League to help provide year-round opportunities for the city’s youth, with an annual music festival set to be held as a fundraiser.
They told the world to “Let It Go”