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Mikkey Halsted & Lupe Fiasco – Gone

April 5, 2012

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I got this one rule that my friends make fun of me for, but I stand strong behind it. Every year in Chicago the days when the weather FIRST gets warm is ironically the most lethally dangerous of all the other months. My rule is the minute it first gets warm I stay indoors for the first 2 weeks no matter what. This song that Mikkey Halsted penned with Lupe Fiasco is not only a testiment to how far both artists have come to this day, but a PSA as well.

In light of “37 SHOOTINGS, 46 VICTIMS & 9 MURDERS” during Chicago’s first ‘warm’ weekend, the Trayvon travesty, 6-year old Aliyah Shell, and in honor of my cousins Ismail & Malik that were gunned down last summer…I felt as though this was the time to drop this song. Shouts to Lupe for helping me paint a vivid picture of what goes on everyday in Chicago and every other ghetto in America. Also, shouts to David ‘D.A.’ Doman & Jim LaVigne for providing us the perfect canvas to paint upon.

Special Dedication to Blair Holt and the hundreds of CPS students lost to senseless violence.

WE CAN NO LONGER WAIT FOR OTHERS, SEEMINGLY UNAFFECTED BY OUR ISSUES, TO SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS FOR US. SPEAK OUT AND SAY SOMETHING, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO SOMETHING.

I lost many to the violence in these Chicago streets and I have learned alot behind. Look at me…I just turned 33 last month. You don’t get that old being young and dumb. Peace to the streets. Read this, love this, spread this.

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