Vocalo on WBEZ Ep. 22 - Violence in Chicago, Rhymefest, Animate Objects, DJ Charlie by vocalo published on 2012/09/12 00:50:33 +0000 In this episode: WBEZ’s Linda Lutton shares her story of how one Chicago community is dealing with violence. It’s the story of Leonetta Sanders, the principal of Harper High School in Englewood, and the list she’s made that also serves as a reminder of the violence that has impacted so many of Chicago’s youth. Through his music, his politics and his community efforts, Che “Ryhmefest” Smith has been speaking out against the violence and social inequalities that plague the City of Chicago. Rhymefest spoke with Jesse Menendez about violence in music. He uses the recent rise of Chicago rapper Chief Keef as an example of negativity in music and its effect on community. Chicago’s Animate Objects is at the forefront of the Midwest's vibrant live Hip-Hop scene. The band mixes melodious keyboard harmonies with sophisticated percussion rhythms and deep-pocketed basslines to form a sound as diverse as its cultural background. They perform live from Studio 10 and talk to Jesse Menendez The DJ set is courtesy of Vocalo's DJ Collective member DJ Charlie.