Waka Flocka seeks peace in anti- violence concert in Chicago this summer.
When triple platinum artist Waka Flocka Flame’s name comes up in conversation, it’s usually accompanied by the phrase “No Hands”, and some kind of dancing motion. Well, after June 2013, his name will also be synonymous with social activism. Waka is getting together with Wallace Gator Bradley and United In Peace, INC. to host the upcoming anti-violence concert in Chicago (the venue is still undisclosed). The valiant purpose of the United In Peace, INC concert is to help spread awareness about the senseless violent shootings and murders that have recently taken place in the windy city.
Waka Flocka has fallen victim to negative press about his involvement in the movement. However, he humbly defends his collaboration with United In Peace, INC by stating, “senseless acts of violence is happening all over the world but it starts with us acknowledging the acts know. Chicago is the first but not the last for me”. The rapper is extremely appreciative for the opportunity and says that he will continue to fight for non-violence in the beautiful city of Chicago.
In defense of Waka’s choice to be a part of the concert, the foundation’s president, Wallace Gator Bradley states, “To GOD be the GLORY, for touching Waka’s heart and allowing him to reach out and working with me and Noble – Ameer Ali, Executive Director of United In Peace, Inc, in our efforts to turn the tide on senseless shootings and silling across America in general but in the African-American communities in particular, especially Chicago.”
United In Peace, INC. will receive all of the proceeds from the concert. The foundation’s ultimate goal is to tour the 4 high schools (Phillips, Du Sable, Fenger and Harper), Chicago State University in Chicago and Washington Elementary School in Riverdale, Illinois.
We here at The Source commend Waka Flocka for his involvement in the positive movement that United In Peace, INC. is supporting against the violence in Chi-town. Kudos, and peace.
Here is a short mission statement from the United In Peace, INC.
UNITED IN PEACE, INC. MISSION STATEMENT (THE URBAN TRANSLATORS) “United In Peace, Inc. purpose is to eradicate anti-social behavior within a fraternal organization; from the suites to the streets fostering the concept of getting net worth from networking. Our mission is to help formerly incarcerated individuals re-enter their communities and reduce recidivism.The need to establish a legal defense fund to fight for social justice and an end to racial bias within the judiciary and the courts; fighting against prosecutorial misconduct and police brutality.To continue fighting for the preservation of the Voter’s Rights Act and the registration of new voters and the motivation of those voters by getting them to the polls.To ensure the constitutional rights of all Americans, regardless of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or religion.”
Following the tragic events of the Boston bombing, Waka Flocka Flame and Soulja Boy have teamed up with Star Fone Cases to give back to the community. The cases will feature the two charting-topping rappers and 20% percent of the proceeds will be donated to “The One Fund Boston” at the “Boston Strong” Musical concert at MSG on May 30th, 2013.
CEO Shehan Rajaratnam had the following to stay regarding the rappers’ involvement, ““We were very saddened by what happened in Boston. We had to do something to show our support. We were excited to find out that Soulja Boy and Waka Flocka, two great men whose status has not affected their common touch, were also interested in giving back to those effected.”
– Janelby Ramirez ( @obiwanjanelby)