A group of Chicago rappers have come together to create the second modern take on the 1989 empowerment posse cut “Self-Destruction.”
The new version, released yesterday (Dec 19), features Syleena Johnson, Twista, Crucial Conflict, Phil G, Kenny Bogus, Straw, Pugs Atomz, and KRS-One, who’s Stop The Violence Movement inspired the original song.
“Self Destruction 2009” was organized by CoalMine Music executive Joanne Coalman, once an active member of the Chicago division of Stop The Violence.
The song was recorded as a deterrent to the rising crime statistics in Chicago, which saw a 2.9 percent in crime indexes from January to August of this year, as compared to the same time frame in 2009.
The song is now available for free online.
Earlier this year, KRS-One re-launched his Stop The Violence campaign by uniting over 55 artists in LA to record “Self-Construction.”
The song featured contributions by David Banner, The Game, Ne-Yo, Talib Kweli, Method Man, Styles P, Busta Rhymes, Fat Joe, Cassidy, MC Lyte and 50 Cent.