Between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday of this past Memorial Day weekend, 25 people were injured in a shooting spree in Chicago. Jaleel Beasley, 19, died at Mount Sinai Hospital and a six-year-old girl was amongst the many left wounded, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The story prompted XXL to reach out to Chi-town’s own Rhymefest and the L.E.P. Bogus Boys to look for answers.
But XXL didn’t stop there. Realizing that Ice Cube and Ice-T aren’t strangers to gun violence—having grown up in Compton and Crenshaw, respectively—XXL also tabbed the OGs to analyze the rash of gun violence in the Windy City last week and in weeks prior. Check out some crucial points they made. —Mark Lelinwalla with additional reporting by Chanel Clark