Detroit Rappers Unite For Rally Against Violence This Weekend

(AllHipHop News) A variety of Detroit rappers will unite this Saturday (June 12th) for the free Heal Detroit Rally, an event aimed at increasing peace in various violence plagued neighborhoods in the city. Organizers announced that rappers like Al Nuke, Trick Trick, Royce, Lodge Boyz, Seven The General, Big Herk, Stretch Money, DJ Fingers, DJ Detroit Streets of WJLB FM 98, will attend the Heal Detroit Rally. The rappers plan to convene on 7 Mile Road on the Westside starting at Greenfield and on the Eastside starting at Van Dyke at 12:00 PM. Performers will encourage students to stay in school and find non-violent ways to resolve conflicts. During the march, rappers will protest corruption, violence and the recent murder of 7-year-old Aiyana Jones, who was killed by police on May 16th during a raid of a home in search of a murder suspect.Organizer LaKeisha Harris is working in conjunction with the Detroit Police who have donated time to help with crowd control, while others sponsors have donated water for the marchers. Rapper Al Nuke heads up Operation Hip Hop, a non-profit that tours high schools in the area to encourage students in addition to clothing and school supply drives. "I came from those types of broken homes; that’s why every year I make it my duty to have school supply drives and food drives for homeless shelters,” Al Nuke said. “These are things I take the initiative to do if nobody else does.”Other sponsors and participants include Yusef Shakur, Custom Whips, Good Fella Clothing, Leg Work Inc., Hot Sams Clothing, Ruff Riders Bike Club, Ron Scott (CAPB) and others. The event starts at 12, while the march/performance kicks off at 3:00 PM.