Yesterday Chicago rapper Common called Tony Sculfield & The Morning Riot to talk about some of the current news out of his hometown. Common, whose new movie LUV hit theaters yesterday, had some guidance for fellow Chicagoan Chief Keef, and also gives his opinion on how to rebuild the communities within the city that have been overwhelmed with gun violence.
Common was clear-cut when asked about Chief Keef’s present legal troubles.
“Right now it’s about making choices,” he said. “Am I gonna go do this, which is gonna turn out to be good for me and I can get all of the things I want in life if I make these good choices… or let my influences be like well I’ma do this and get in some trouble and not think about the consequences.”
The veteran MC gave his support to the rising rapper Keef, whose recent legal problems have endangered his early career. “I hope he continues to grow and gets his lessons… I’m here to support him.”
Common addressed the need for more people to help the younger generation in order to change them from the path they’re on.
“We definitely need characters that care and can come back to the shorties and say we’re gonna give you the love you need. Not just saying you shouldn’t be on the streets, but saying if you have a dream we’re going to help you get to that dream.”