Rhymefest Announces Anti-Violence Mixtape

Andrew Barber

To combat the recent surge of violence in Chicago, Rhymefest announces The Pledge, a 13 song project, featuring local artists taking a stand. ‘Fest, Mikkey Halsted and Kaye Fox have all signed on to contribute, and they’re still accepting submissions — the last of which need to be in by July 27.

The Black Youth Project (BYP) and Power of Purpose, Inc. (POP) are joining forces to provide a platform for those who would like to use hip-hop as a tool.

We are requesting artists to submit their best song for our Back to School The Pledge Mixtape, which will be a 13 song CD comprised of songs from various local artists taking back their communal power through music. This CD is being distributed at the same time that the BYP is launching their Pledge Campaign—see below. 5,000 copies of The Pledge Mixtape will be pressed and distributed around the city.

For more details click below…

Submitting Your Song

– Please refrain from using explicit lyrics that glorify violence & criminal behavior.

– Remember your audience is comprised of 12 – 21 year olds.

– All songs should be no longer 3:30

– Your song should be a critique and analysis of your experience and community

 Your song should be submitted to [email protected]com by Friday, July 27th at 11:59 p.m. and include the song title, your real name, artist name & your phone number.

 Pledge Campaign

– In response to the intensifying crisis faced by black youth, the BYP is launching a campaign called, “The Pledge”. With “The Pledge”, we are asking individuals and organizations to close ranks around black youth and to make a commitment to take action and fight with black youth as they confront a relentless crisis.


For more information please visit: http://www.blackyouthproject.com/2012/07/calling-all-artists-sumbit-music-to-the-pledge-mixtape/ and for press inquiries, please contact Jada Russell at [email protected]


  • Show Comments (6)

  • HU

    Good to see something like this. However, the kids will continue to listen to Chief Keef and Soulja Boy and continue to kill each other.

  • Duce McLoose! – “The Happy Rapper”

    Duce McLoose! – “The Happy Rapper” has a song called LEAVE & LIVE which is already on this subject.

  • Yo

    Gbe wont be on this 1!!!!!

  • Chief Keef most lyrical rapper

    What a loser.We continue to listen to Keef.

  • Chigangsta

    Rhymefest soft ass GD till the world blow southside we out here day n night come get if u ain’t wit it! Free hover real nigga 4 life


    I see Ryhmefest trying to un brainwash the comunitty of teenagers
    the epedemic is gangs and violence
    it takes a-lot from the soul to do this
    I will drop a nice track
    and yo Ryhmest get back at me
    im from texas

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