St. Louis Rapper Thi'sl Organizes "Let Your Voice Be Heard" Forum In Wake Of Michael Brown Shooting

Exclusive: Thi'sl says he wants to provide an open public forum to give a voice to the area's youth and young adults.

St. Louis rapper Thi’sl has helped organize "Let Your Voice Be Heard," a public forum for youth and young adults to discuss the Michael Brown shooting and its aftermath.  

Doors are slated to open for the "Let Your Voice Be Heard" forum today (August 15) at 6:30 pm CST at the Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church at 5515 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, St Louis, MO 63112. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 pm CST.

"The cry of the youth and young adult of our generation is that no one is listening to us,” Thi'sl says during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "I wanted to use the space and platform that I have to allow them to be heard peacefully about the Mike Brown situation. Not just to be heard, but also that they may hear messages of hope from people in their community and hear a plan about moving forward.” 

Brown, a Ferguson, Missouri, teen, was reportedly shot and killed by police Saturday (August 9).

Furguson is about 13 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis. 

J. Cole, Killer Mike, Big Boi and Nelly are among the rappers who have commented on the shooting of Brown.

The flyer for "Let Your Voice Be Heard” is as follows:

RELATED: Killer Mike, Big Boi, Nelly React To Mike Brown Shooting


  • Bob

    Fuck these negros... Pump out kids and draw a check from uncle sam

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    if he never went in that store trying to take something that he didnt pay for then there would be no cops called no altercation no death and by the way im black so eat a dick bitch nigga

    • Anonymous

      stupid ass..... cops already said he didn't know about the robbery when they stopped him for jaywalking you non reading f@ckboi feel free to keep showing us you dumb ass sh@t, got the story all f@cked up but you wanna discuss it

  • Anonymous

    Thi'sl? How do you say that?

  • ?

    I sincerely hope that this is NOT a shameful attempt at gaining publicity for this rapper and that he truly is serious about this.

    • Jacob Titus

      It's not. Thi'sl has been committed to St. Louis throughout this whole career as an artist, he honestly cares about the community.

  • Anonymous

    this nigga was a fuckin thug gentle giant my ass just ask that little china man how gentle he felt when that big ass nigga was chokin the shit outta him foh

    • Anonymous

      you know negros can be police officers too right? some "blackboys" have police officers for daddies and live in the burbs too.

    • Anonymous

      only whiteboys say thug, side with police because that's their daddies and they be safe in suburbia never knowing what police profiling is like black teenagers know how it feels, they ain't gonna rush to dis a brother who lost his life over the fuckery they experience so keep acting like you black online and care for some asian store owner whiteboy. we salute the whites out there protesting in ferguson, not bitches like you

    • ?

      I agree that painting him in a false light only allows people to discredit you. His family's lawyers have all but admitted that he had troubles in his past. However the point is that no matter what kind of person he was, when he put his hands up and surrendered it should have ended there. What transpired after that was murder.

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