If music can motivate someone to pick up a gun, can it inspire them to put the gun down? With this simple question, Music Versus Gun Violence was born – a social movement led by Chicago Ideas, Leo Burnett, and Grammy-nominated artist Anthony “The Twilite Tone” Kahn that aims to help prevent gun violence in Chicago through music.

“Music Vs Gun Violence” The initiative brings together nine artists most relevant to youth on the streets, including Academy and Grammy award-winning rapper Common, Lil Herb and King Louie. They encourage people to put the guns down in an all-new, interactive music video where people affected by gun violence can lend their voice, and their lyrics, to the cause.