Kanye West and Common have teamed up with the Chicago Urban League to help create 20,000 jobs for their native city’s youth.
Common spoke about the city’s vast employment problems at a press conference announcing the team up: “Obviously, one of the biggest reasons our kids are going through what they’re going through is because of poverty. 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.”
It’s always to great thing to see two Chicago natives give back to their community!