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Young Chop: Chicago Is Big On Gangs

"When it comes to violence in Chicago, more rappers are becoming shooting victims, and Young Chop believes it's because the gang life is a reality.

"Maybe it's because we [are] more in the street shit than most niggas. Chicago is big on gangs and shit." He told DJ Vlad, "That shit means something to these niggas out here. I don't know why, but it just means some shit to these niggas."

He explained, for most, the gang life was not a choice, however, the need to be gang-affiliated even began spreading to the suburbs. "Everybody in this motherfucker gangbanging. I don't give a fuck if you're from up north, suburbs. I get a lot of Snapchats of these preppy white kids want[ing] to gangbang. They don't know what the fuck they're throwing up, but everyone wants to gangbang."

Here's the interview:


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And, from 2014:

"Chicago's Young Chop sat down with VladTV and revealed a dilemma he had early in his career between continuing high school or dropping out to be a professional producer.

"While he makes it clear that he doesn't want to downplay the importance of education, Chop feels that school simply isn't for everyone and believes he made the right decision by dropping out and perusing music full-time.

"However, he says he wants to go back and get his GED."

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And: Young Chop: I Gave My Mom $15,000 From My First Big Check.

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See also:
* More Young Chop on VladTV.

* Chicago Week On Sway.

* Lil Herb, Talib Kweli On Chicago's Guns, Poverty, & Violence.

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Comments welcome.



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Posted on March 29, 2016


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