Chicago rapper Twista and a group of rappers will hit the road for a series of dates to perform on The Stimulus Tour, a series of affordable concerts and speaking engagements at youth centers.
In November, Twista, Playaz Circle, Durrough and Moulange will hit the road to visit youth centers in each city on the tour, to talk to the children about making wise decisions with their lives and to pursue higher education.
"The economy isn't the only thing hurting right now," Twista told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "The kids are going through some things right now, too, and so we need to get out there and talk to them so we can help them out. That's what the point of the Stimulus tour is right now."
Twista and company plan to visit Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Charlotte, North Carolina, Detroit, Indianapolis, Saginaw, Sioux City, Iowa, Columbus, Missouri and Kansas City, Missouri.
Children in each city that attend the discussion at the youth centers will be provided free tickets to the show in their city.
These kids just need someone to really sit down with them and explain to them how things really are, Twista said. And theres no reason that person shouldnt be me so Im going to make sure I can do that for all the kids I possibly can.
Tentative dates are listed below:
Nov 26th : Minneapolis
27th : Cincinnati, Ohio
28th : Charlotte, North Carolina
Dec 3rd :Detroit, Michigan
4th : Indianapolis, Indiana
5th : Saginaw, Michigan
11th : Sioux City, Iowa
12th : Columbus, Missouri
13th: Kansas City, Missouri