Hip Hop veteran Common responded to President Trump’s threat to send federal authorities into Chicago if the city doesn’t clean up its crime.
“To help Chicago, you know, we gotta take care of our own. Within the community we’ve gotta do things. It’s a lot of people that are already organizing and doing things. We need our state and local people to do things,” the Chi-town emcee said, in detailing that it will take a grassroots effort to deal with the violent endemic at its root. Common made his mark on Hip Hop by establishing himself as one of the mainstream’s most socially conscious artists over the past two decades. He remained so throughout Barack Obama’s eight years in office, frequenting the White House as a regular guest of the former Illinois Senator.