Worldstar Hip Hop has become a haven for videos that present mostly blacks in an unflattering light.

But despite the site’s reputation, its latest  film, “The Field: Violence, Hip Hop & Hope in Chicago”, highlights a very serious issue that continues to plague our communities.

From The Boom Box:

The city of Chicago is a war zone. In 2013, Chicago police recorded 412 homicides in the city. While the murder rate was down somewhat from 2012 (497 murders were tabulated), it’s still too high. The issue of youth violence against the backdrop of Chicago’s conversely vibrant hip-hop scene is explored in a new documentary executive produced by WorldStarHipHop.

Read more at The Boom Box

The film directed by Mandon Lovett, features interviews with Chicago’s hottest new rappers. King Louie, Lil Bibby, Lil Dirk, Katie Got Bandz and producer Young Chop all appear in the film.

The musicians talk about how they are trying to escape the city’s violence through drill music.

Check out the entire film here.

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