is calling on his fellow Chicago artists and businesses in the city to back a
concert to raise money for the Chicago Children’s Choir Academy.
According to the Chicago
Sun-Times, Twista hopes the concert will raise $100,000 – $150,000 to be donated
to the school.
"As a Chicago resident,
I feel very honored to help the children at the Choir Academy,” Twista
told the paper. “I wish I had someone in my younger years that could have
done the same for me.”
The troubled academy, which
teaches music to fourth-to-eighth-graders, opened in 2001 and is almost $300,000
A Chicago businessman, Timothy
Rand, is attempting to help the school as well.
Rand, a multi-millionaire
that heads up Midway Airport Concessionaires, submitted a proposal to the Chicago
Public School system for his non-profit organization The Rand Group, to take
over the operation of the school.
"I hope other
Chicago artists and local businesses can join me in this cause to help keep
the music education alive in the Chicago Public School system,” Twista