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Twista launching youth centre in his native Illinois

6/12/2014

Rapper Twista is set to launch a youth centre in his native Chicago, Illinois in a bid to help combat violence. The Hope hitmaker grew up in the city, which is currently experiencing a massive rise in gang activity, and the 39 year old is now doing something to get kids off the streets by making plans to create a safe haven for teens. He tells AllHipHop.com, "We're trying to do something positive in the city of Chicago, especially now with all of the killings going on, and everybody running wild the way they're doing. I remember growing up in the 'hood, and there were a lot of people that would have probably been out there doing something bad if they had not have been at a YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) or some type of club."

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